Walberg Rejects Politically-Motivated Articles of Impeachment
Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) released the following statement after voting against both articles of impeachment:
“History will remember that the only bipartisan vote today was against impeachment. Our Founding Fathers never intended impeachment to be a one-sided, political weapon. Sadly, Speaker Pelosi has reduced this consequential constitutional action to a purely partisan tactic to take down President Trump.
Since the day the President took office, impeachment has been the Democrats’ all-consuming goal—by any means necessary. What resulted was an unfair process that lacked credibility and transparency and put a premium on political theater instead of facts. As the Democrats’ case fell apart, they struggled to make their hyperbolic claims stick and so neither article of impeachment names a specific high crime or misdemeanor. By any objective standard, it is the thinnest case imaginable. The bottom line is President Trump has not committed an impeachable offense.
After this partisan impeachment, there is no doubt the country is deeply divided. The American people are tired of this charade and they don’t trust the outcome. As representatives, we have important pocketbook issues to tackle, and improving the lives of our constituents is where our focus should be.”
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.