Congressman Schweikert’s Statement on House Impeachment Vote

December 18, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Congressman David Schweikert released the following statement after voting ‘no’ on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

“Our founding fathers never intended for impeachment to be used as a political tool. Today’s bipartisan vote against impeachment reconfirmed my colleagues across the aisle are unwilling to listen to the majority of Americans, and instead pursued impeachment based on their distaste for the President. Since President Trump was elected into office, the Democrats have worked tirelessly investigating him, neglecting precious time to work for the American people.

Although we saw this day coming for quite some time, I am saddened our country has been put through this partisan and political impeachment process that has resulted in no evidence of President Trump committing ‘treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.’

The articles of impeachment presented before the House today are an abuse of power and this entire process has set a dangerous precedent for future presidencies. I am committed to preserving our nation’s system of checks and balances, however, these impeachment articles are partisan attempts to remove a rightfully elected president and not honest attempts to preserve our democracy.”

 

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