LaMalfa Opposes Partisan Impeachment of President Trump
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against the two Articles of Impeachment presented in the House of Representatives this evening. The articles of impeachment were passed despite bipartisan opposition in which three Democrats broke with Nancy Pelosi. Today’s vote marks the very first partisan impeachment in American history.
LaMalfa said: “Today was not a good day for the unity of our Republic. Today the Democrats chose party, chose to sow further division, chose to pit neighbors and family members against each other because they cannot stand the President. They have never recovered from their loss in 2016 and today’s vote was about revenge.
Democrats have proven no crime, nor are they even attempting to. In their words, ‘impeachment is political.’ The talking points have gone from collusion, to quid-pro-quo, to bribery, and now they’ve given up and it’s just ‘political.’ The Articles of Impeachment they passed today were for obstruction and abuse of power. Yet there is no evidence to prove either - no witnesses, no documents - only hearsay and conjecture.
Impeachment as a political tool is terrible and breaks with 243 years of tradition. The unnecessary division sowed today will not quickly heal. Once open, Pandora’s box does not easily close. So today, in the loudest, most explicit terms possible I vote ‘NO!’ against this fraud.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.