Arizona's three members of the House Judiciary Committee remained in their partisan corners on impeachment Monday after hearing lawyers for both parties discuss the evidence collected in the Ukrainian matter.

Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Ariz., made clear during his questions that President Donald Trump has been treated fairly during the inquiry, but that the president has tried to thwart Congress.

"The president was not denied the right to participate. Quite the opposite," Stanton said. "The president has chosen not to participate, and he has consistently tried to obstruct the impeachment investigation to ensure no one testifies against him, that no one produces a document that may incriminate him and to engage in a cover-up to prevent the American people from learning the truth." 

By contrast, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., condemned a process that he again assailed as unfair.

"It's been outrageous from start to finish. We've seen prejudice and bias against the president from start to finish," Biggs said. "This is a sham hearing. Three years that they've been trying to remove this president. This is the culmination of a predetermined outcome."

Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., began with a pair of questions she put to the millions watching the hearings.

"America, are you sick and tired yet of this impeachment sham? And America, would you like Congress to get back to work and get something done? I sure would," she said.

Daniel Goldman, a lawyer for the Democrats, said that despite GOP protests, the process used to investigate Trump is following the precedent used to probe President Richard Nixon in the 1970s.

He set the divided tone for the hearing Monday early on.

"President Trump’s persistent and continuing effort to coerce a foreign country to help him cheat to win an election is a clear and present danger to our free and fair elections and to our national security," Goldman said.

He called the case against Trump a "document case" that is incomplete because the White House has refused to provide the information subpoenaed.

Stephen Castor, a lawyer for Republicans, told Biggs there was little firsthand evidence of Trump trying to extract favors from Ukraine in exchange for a White House meeting or to receive promised military aid.

"We have not gotten to the bottom of that from a direct evidence standpoint," Castor said.

The committee is expected to begin debating substantive articles of impeachment against Trump later this week and is on track to send the matter to the full House of Representatives for a vote before Congress takes its Christmas break.

If the House votes to impeach — as is widely expected — the matter would head to the Senate, where members would consider whether to convict and remove the president.