Pelosi, House Democrats Push Impeachment Instead of Michigan Priorities
Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that House Democrats will continue their partisan push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump despite opposition from independents and unmoved public opinion following months of House hearings on the topic.
Today’s announcement also contradicts Pelosi’s March 2019 statement to The Washington Post when she said, “impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path because it divides the country.”
Pelosi’s self-described country-dividing announcement today also comes as she continues to delay a House vote on President Trump’s trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. The agreement was signed by the leaders of those three countries more than a year ago. However, Speaker Pelosi has refused to put it up for a vote despite a July 26, 2019 letter from members of her own party urging a vote by the end of the year. With two weeks to go on the House calendar, no vote has been scheduled and Speaker Pelosi recently said a vote may not happen this year.
Congressman John Moolenaar made the following statement on today’s announcement:
“Democrats have wanted to impeach President Trump since he took office instead of working with him to help our country. Today, they continue to push for impeachment while putting the real concerns of hardworking Michigan residents on the backburner. Speaker Pelosi has not scheduled a vote on a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that will help Michigan farmers and create jobs in manufacturing. There is also no timetable on finalizing 2020 funding for our men and women serving overseas, the construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks, or the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The delays and inaction on these key priorities creates uncertainty for those serving our nation, and these vital issues deserve to be finished instead of House Democrats’ partisan push for impeachment.”