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Wenstrup Votes Against Impeachment

Washington, December 18, 2019 Contact: Ann Tumolo (202-225-3164)
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) released the following statement after voting against House Democrats’ articles of impeachment against President Trump:

“Today, House Democrats continued their attempt to reverse the results of the 2016 election. While they have feigned sobriety at the gravity of this particular day, they, in fact, have planned to impeach President Trump since before he took office. Today is the fourth impeachment related vote against President Trump. In fact, 87 Democrats voted in support of impeaching him before the July phone call that is in question even took place.  

“During this attempt, the Democrat-scripted impeachment proceedings failed to produce evidence to support the charges against President Trump. I find it ironic that House Democrats are impeaching the President over a supposed ‘abuse of power,’ while they are simultaneously wholly unconcerned with the recent Inspector’s General report that details election-related surveillance abuses by the FBI. If Democrats are truly concerned about abuses of power and foreign influence in elections, they would take immediate action on the documented abuses by the FBI and their use of a politically-funded dossier to gain foreign surveillance authority over American citizens who were members of President Trump’s campaign.

“Today, Democrats set a dangerous precedent. If the bar is set this low, it sets the stage for impeachments anytime there is divided government,” said Congressman Brad Wenstrup.  “We must ask ourselves: How is America helped by this?”

Watch Congressman Brad Wenstrup speak on the House floor during debate over the articles of impeachment HERE.

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