Fleischmann Votes Against Democrats’ Effort to Impeach President Trump

October 31, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement after voting no on H. Res. 660, a partisan impeachment resolution: 

“Today’s vote reaffirms what House Republicans have known since November 9, 2016, Democrats will go to any length to attempt to take down President Trump. From the moment Speaker Pelosi unilaterally began this closed door impeachment process, Democrats have broken House rules including House Rule XI, Clause 2(e)(2)(A) which would have afforded my colleagues – and the American people – proper transparency. 

This time in American history will be defined by selective leaks, lack of due process, and secrecy. That is sad. While some contend that this vote paves the way for fairness, it actually breaks precedent followed for both President Nixon and Clinton. Why is that? Because fairness is not important for today’s Democratic majority. In what seems to be a recurring theme, Democrats have subpoenaed more witnesses than laws they have enacted. No matter how deep they dig, or how many second and third party witnesses they subpoena, they will still find that President Trump did not commit any impeachable offense. This begs the question, when are Democrats going to get to work for the American people?”