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As Perry pushes for Rosenstein impeachment, Scott fires back

The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania is being criticized by his Democratic opponent in this fall’s election after Perry became one of 11 House Republicans to introduce articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein is the Department of Justice official who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian election interference and possible ties to the Trump campaign.

U.S. House Rep. Scott Perry, of District 4, joins Democratic 10th Congressional District candidates George Scott, Shavonia Corbin-Johnson and Alan Howe during a debate at CASA in York City, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert photo

In a statement Wednesday night, the three-term Perry said the Department of Justice is impeding the oversight authority of Congress. Perry’s Democratic challenger, George Scott, said Thursday that Perry is choosing conspiracy theories and radical partisanship over due process and the rule of law.

George Scott joins fellow Democratic 10th Congressional District candidates Shavonia Corbin-Johnson, Alan Howe and U.S. House Rep. Scott Perry, of District 4, during a debate at CASA in York City, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert photo

No other Pennsylvania member of Congress sponsored the articles of impeachment. President Donald Trump has repeatedly called Mueller’s probe a “witch hunt.”