Corsicana Daily Sun
December 20, 2019
“I voted ‘no’ on both Articles of Impeachment.
“Today is a dark day for the Republic. For the first time in history, Democrats impeached a President of the United States without any evidence of a crime being committed. The Articles of Impeachment we voted on laid out vague allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the latter of which has traditionally been left to the Supreme Court’s determination.
Before the President ever stepped foot in the Oval Office, Democrats vowed to impeach him simply because they dislike him. However, the Constitution does not authorize Congress to impeach duly elected Presidents because of political or personal differences. The Constitution instructs Congress to impeach a President when there is indisputable evidence of treason or high crimes and misdemeanors — a high bar.
Despite utilizing a process that has been unfair at every turn, Democrats failed to find one shred of evidence crime. They haven’t even gotten close to meeting the high bar set by the Constitution. Democrats’ decision to move forward with impeachment today sets a horrible precedent and I fear what lies ahead for future Presidents.
In 10 months, the American people will head to the polls and have the opportunity to vote on whether they think President Trump deserves four more years as their Commander in Chief. Sadly, Democrats want to take matters into their own hands instead of leaving it to the ballot box.
House Speaker Pelosi promised that this inquiry would be compelling, overwhelming, and bipartisan, but it has been none of those. More than anything, this impeachment has been damaging to the very fabric of our Republic. I pray we can swiftly repair the horrible division and doubt sown by this partisan sham and return to solving the issues the American people elected us to handle.”
U.S. Representative District 6
Wednesday, December 18, 2019