WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - December 18, 2019 (LSN) Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) voted no on both articles of impeachment. He released the following statement after the vote:
“Today is a sad day for our nation. After months of digging and ignoring the most pressing issues facing this nation, the majority in the House has voted to reverse the 2016 Presidential election.
“Since Speaker Pelosi first announced that she was proceeding with impeachment, she along with Chairmen Schiff and Nadler have acted in a reckless manner. They have operated in secret, instructed witnesses not to answer Republican questions, denied due process, and determined what type of crimes to accuse the President of by using focus groups. Despite these abuses, they have been unsuccessful in proving their case.
“Speaker Pelosi once stated that impeachment must be compelling, overwhelming, and bipartisan. She has failed her own impeachment standard on every count. In fact, the only thing bipartisan about today’s impeachment is the opposition to it.
“Impeachment is not a tool to overturn the will of the people. This is exactly what our Founding Fathers warned us to avoid at all costs and I fear that this vote has set a dangerous precedent of voting to impeach whenever one party has control in the House and the other is in the White House. We have a Presidential election next year and the American people deserve to decide the outcome.”
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