‘We have a crime. We have confession, and we have evidence’: Pocan talks impeachment at town hall

Rep. Mark Pocan was back in Wisconsin Wednesday, answering questions about what’s going on in Washington and in Madison.

Pocan, D-Wis., made two stops on a town hall tour, one in Rock County and one in Dane County.

He said the big thing on everyone’s mind is impeachment.

“We have a motive. We have a crime. We have confession, and we have evidence,” Pocan said. “So it’s kind of jump-starting the process quite a bit, and now we just have to make sure we get the totality of it, who else might be involved, was there a cover-up, and move from there.”

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He said the process is going, but he’s also focused on other problems the group at the Dane County town hall had, including the cost of prescription drugs and F-35s coming to Madison.

He said losing the F-35s could mean a big economic hit in Madison.

“If you don’t have a plane there, there really is no guarantee you’d have the 115th (Fighter Wing) there,” Pocan said.

He said in asking the U.S. Air Force questions, he’s learned there will be no nuclear weapons stored in Madison, but he said many of the public’s questions were unanswered, pushing him to ask for an additional 30 days of public comment on the environmental impact statement, which was granted.

He said anyone wishing to make additional comments should make sure they are specific and focused on finding a solution.

“My goal is if they are going to come, one, we understand what the noise will be and what the frequency will be and what that means to homes in the area, but also that we can fight for dollars,” Pocan said. “If there is going to be a problem, we need to be able to do that.”

He also brought up concerns over what farmers in Wisconsin are facing, including tariffs and recent comments by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that small farms may not survive.

“Small family farms are the backbone of our rural economy in Wisconsin, and you shouldn’t have to go big or go home,” Pocan said. “We should be doing everything we can to support farmers.”

Pocan said the U.S. House was able to get a lot done during this session, including passing nearly 250 bills that cover multiple areas, including a $15 minimum wage and equal pay.

However, he said only a fraction of those were taken up in the Senate.

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