Hoyer: We are going to move as fast 'as the facts and truth dictate' on open hearings

 Hoyer: We are going to move as fast 'as the facts and truth dictate' on open hearings
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House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerImmigrants who seek opportunity should comply with longstanding American values The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders steamrolls to South Carolina primary, Super Tuesday This week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime MORE (D-Md.) on Sunday would not commit to a timeline on open hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE.

“Time is not constraining us, the truth and the facts are constraining us. We are going to move as soon as the facts and the truth dictate,” Hoyer said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

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“When [Intelligence Committee Chair] Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders steamrolls to South Carolina primary, Super Tuesday Schiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again' Trump: Nevada a 'great win' for Sanders MORE [D-Calif.] is determined that he is through what he needs to have in terms of testimony and evidence, he will then, pursuant to the resolution, submit it to the Judiciary Committee and the Judiciary Committee will proceed in a manner giving the rights to the president and the Republicans that exceed, frankly, the rights that were available to the minority” during the Clinton impeachment, he added.

Pressed by host Margaret Brennan on the short amount of time left before the Thanksgiving holiday, Hoyer responded: “You ask me a question I don’t know the answer to, because I don’t know what witnesses are going to come forward, what they’re going to say.”

Hoyer also said Republicans didn't vote in favor of inquiry rules last week because House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyTrump's intel moves spark Democratic fury Overnight Energy: EPA moves to limit financial pressure on 'forever chemical' manufacturers | California sues Trump over water order| Buttigieg expands on climate plan Barr to attend Senate GOP lunch on Tuesday MORE (R-Calif.) told them it was a "procedural vote."

House Democrats in September opened a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump amid allegations he pressured Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Klobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race MORE and his son.