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Aderholt Statement on Democrat Impeachment Vote

December 18, 2019
Press Release

Washington — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, (AL-04) released the following statement after House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump.


Today is a sad day for the United States.  Our duly-elected President, Donald Trump, was impeached by House Democrats compelled by partisanship, not by facts.  I was proud to stand with President Trump, joining my Republican colleagues and several Democrats to vote no.


Let’s be clear about what has happened.  It isn’t the President who has abused his power.  It is my colleagues on the other side of the aisle who are abusing one of the most powerful tools entrusted to Congress in the Constitution for their own purposes.  


Proceeding on the record before us threatens grave harm to the future of our country.  Twisting the constitution to impeach a President who you fear will be re-elected is a flagrant abuse of the rule of law and an assault on the institution we all swore an oath to.  The is one thing that the Founding Fathers were most fearful of.


This process doesn’t just impugn the President - it shows nothing but disdain and contempt for the voters who duly elected him.  More than 80 percent of voters in the 4th District of Alabama voted for President Trump in 2016 and they continue to support him.  And so do I.


Speaker Pelosi and the House Democrats have made a mockery of our Democracy and it is past time to get back to work for our constituents and the important issues that face our great nation.