January 13, 2021
U.S. Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06)
Today, Congressman Ron Wright voted NO on impeaching President Trump and issued the following statement:
“I am still in shock and disgusted with the violence and hatred we witnessed last week at our nation’s Capitol. These actions are not representative of what it means to be an American, plain and simple. Every single one of the violent rioters should be held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
As our beloved country prepares for a peaceful transition of power into a Biden Administration, it’s time that we all come together, not as Democrats and Republicans, but as Americans. Abandoning norms and traditions to impeach President Trump with less than ten days left in his term, will only cause more hatred and division across our communities.
As Members of Congress, we have a duty to do what’s best for our nation. Let’s tone down the rhetoric and focus on the issues we came to Washington to solve for our constituents. We have a lot to be optimistic about, and it’s time we work together common-sense solutions to get the United States of America back on track.”
Republican Party of Texas Chairman Allen West
The Texas GOP is appalled at the attempt of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats to impeach President Trump. It is frivolous and cruel gesture that will only work to exacerbate division in the country. Below is Chairman Allen West’s statement on the situation:
“The second attempt to impeach President Trump shows that Democrats would rather play vindictive politics instead of engaging in the business of the American people. Vilifying their opponents as neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and Uncle Toms will only deepen mistrust and division in this country. Another additional frivolous impeachment will only magnify this problem. The hypocrisy of this second impeachment of President Trump is absurd and dangerous. There is no evidence of a ‘high crime and misdemeanor.’ I do not recall any calls to impeach President Obama when he abandoned Americans in Benghazi, resulting in four losing their lives, and subsequently lied about it. Nor was there any impeachment of President Obama for providing material support and comfort by way of billions of dollars to the number one sponsor of Islamic terrorism, Iran, who still maintains a Twitter account.
Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Big Tech have crossed their Rubicon and will no doubt continue to marginalize Americans who have serious concerns about election integrity, unconstitutional lockdowns, and their economic prospects. As Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, I rise to speak against the impeachment proceedings going forth in our nation’s capital this day.”
The entire Texas GOP stands behind Chairman West on this. We are disgusted by congressional Democrats’ behavior. Placing politics ahead of their responsibility to the American people and common decency, show how low they have fallen.