Congressmen Keller, Joyce respond to articles of impeachment against Trump

December 10, 2019
In The News

(WJAC) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The announcement was made Tuesday morning during a news conference at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Voting in the Judiciary Committee is expected to take place in the following days and in the full House by Christmas.

Congressmen John Joyce, R-Pennsylvania, and Fred Keller, R-Pennsylvania, both released statements following the impeachment announcement.

 

Joyce:

Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have been planning to impeach President Trump since Election Day 2016. For years, they have sought to undermine the President and prevent him from fulfilling his Constitutional responsibilities. Since gaining control of the House in January, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have obsessed over endless investigations of the Trump Administration, grasping at straws while withholding evidence from elected Members of Congress.

In spite of this sham impeachment process, the American people have yet to see any direct evidence of wrongdoing. Rather than point to facts, the impeachment inquiry has revealed the depth of House Democrats' disdain for President Trump and their disregard of the legitimate votes of the American people, including the constituents of PA-13. Under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi, this process has been a failure, specifically in transparency and fairness, that is beneath the dignity of the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

Keller:

The announcement of articles of impeachment today is a sad day for our republic.

Those who do not like President Trump's policies and resent him working to restore the power of the government to the people have worked tirelessly from the moment he announced he was running for President to find any possible means to tear him down.

The articles of impeachment announced today are not fueled by any facts or first-hand accounts, but rather a fantastical hatred for the President of the United States of America.

The actions of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, and their House Democratic colleagues have done and will continue to do nothing but tear this country apart.