Guilty until Exonerated

Mark Randall Meadows is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for North Carolina’s 11th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Republican Party, he chaired the Freedom Caucus from 2017 to 2019.

Republican North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows scoffed at House Democrats for moving forward on an impeachment inquiry against President Trump without having seen the evidence.

“So we are all clear what’s happening,” the former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus tweeted Tuesday. “House Democrats are supposedly beginning an impeachment inquiry, and building it on an anonymous secondhand complaint they haven’t seen… which describes a call transcript that they haven’t read.”

An intelligence community whistle blower reportedly filed a complaint alleging Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, for potential corruption. Trump denies any wrongdoing and offered to release the transcript of the phone call that features as the centerpiece of the inquiry.

Meadows condemned in strongest terms the precedent Democratic leadership set during the Mueller hearing, tweeting, “They advocated the idea that a person is guilty unless a prosecutor exonerates them. That is NOT our standard in America. It can never be so.”