Bentz opposes impeachment but expects Trump to be held ‘accountable’

U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz

ONTARIO – U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz, the only Republican in Oregon’s Congressional delegation, said Saturday that he doesn’t think President Trump should resign or be impeached. He said he expects the president to be held accountable “in the proper way.”

Bentz, just finishing his first week in Congress representing the 2nd Congressional District, said in an interview Saturday with the Enterprise that impeaching Trump wouldn’t be a “productive exercise.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said the House would move ahead to impeach Trump if he didn’t resign. A draft of Articles of Impeachment said Trump should be impeached for inciting an insurrection at the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday.

Oregon’s two U.S. senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, have both called for Trump’s . . .