Impeachment is as serious an exercise that our representative government can undertake. The cavalier manner in which Speaker Pelosi ramrodded the process through the House has exposes the worst kind of partisan politics. Pelosi buckled under the pressure of left-wing activists to impeach President Trump while violating the process to protect Democratic members who may lose reelection if they vote on impeachment.
NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION: Call our US Senators NOW to tell them that you OPPOSE efforts to impeach President Trump!
Key Talking Points
Impeachment is a political, not a criminal process. Congress sets its own rules on how to conduct an investigation, when to impeach, and how to conduct a trial in the Senate. It is a tool to punish wrongdoing, not to settle policy disputes.
When impeaching and removing a government official, It is Congress’ responsibility to prove that “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” were committed.
The House can impeach an official with a simple majority (51%). The Senate can then convict and remove with a two-thirds (67%) vote.
The Founders gave impeachment powers to Congress because it is the branch closest to the people. If Congress abuses its power, Americans can hold Congress accountable in the next election.
The majority of Americans oppose the impeachment of President Trump. And in five key swing states, 65% of likely voters are opposed to impeachment, including 68% of independents.
Radical liberals have gone impeachment crazy. Many leftist legislators are also calling for the impeachment of Justice Kavanaugh. Their motives are blatantly partisan as they are also calling for adding seats and packing the Supreme Court if a Democrat wins the presidency in 2020.
Liberals are abusing the impeachment process for political gain. Liberals have been calling for President Trump’s impeachment since before he took office The first articles of impeachment were drafted in 2017, just months after President Trump took office. This is just the latest step in political theater.
Congress should be legislating, not investigating. We need to secure the border, fund the government for 2020, and address the real issues facing our nation.