(Washington, D.C.) –Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after voting against House Democrats’ articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump:
“For over three years, House Democrats have been obsessed with impeaching President Trump because they simply cannot accept the results of the 2016 presidential election and are fearful for the results of the 2020 election. That is why from the outset, this sham impeachment process has been nothing more than a partisan exercise to influence the outcome of the 2020 election.
“Speaker Pelosi herself established the standard for impeachment when she said the only way she would move forward with impeachment was if the case was compelling, overwhelming, and bipartisan. Yet, the case for impeachment that has been rushed forward by House Democrats is anything but that. It woefully fails to meet this standard because it does not prove any wrongdoing or impeachable offense has actually taken place; instead, House Democrats’ case rests solely on hearsay testimony and presumptions from cherry-picked witnesses. The only thing that is bipartisan about this impeachment is the opposition to it.
“The Framers of the Constitution never intended impeachment to be used as a tool to settle political and policy differences due to the devastating impact it has on the nation. That is what elections are for, and the American people have the opportunity to make their voices heard in 11 months. This is a sad and dangerous moment in our history as impeachment is being used to undo the will of the American people and silence the voices of millions of Americans in the process.”