Rep. Bacon Delivers Speech Opposing Articles of Impeachment
Washington, DC, December 18, 2019
Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) delivered a speech on the House Floor today, opposing the two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump:
“I stand opposed to impeaching President Trump. No law was broken. No high crimes or misdemeanors were committed. No impeachable offenses were committed. The Ukrainians received military aid a week before the law required—aid the previous administration refused to give. There was no investigation and President Zelenzky said he received no pressure from the Trump Administration…ever!
“Simply put, there was no quid pro quo. There was no crime. There is only the majority’s disdain for the President, and that is not an impeachable offense. The elections are in ten months, but the House Majority doesn’t trust the American people. Too many have said that impeachment is necessary so that President Trump is not reelected in 2020. That is shameful.
“Today’s vote sets a new precedent for America. In the years to come, the House Majority could use impeachment as a tactic to reverse an election and remove a president simply based on partisanship. Our founders feared this, and I strongly oppose this impeachment. I want my statement to be in the record for the end of time to show I was on the side of the Constitution… that I opposed the majority taking down a duly elected president who committed no crime… and that I defended the truth.
“I yield back the balance of my time.”