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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

Bishop Statement Following Pelosi Impeachment Inquiry Announcement

September 24, 2019
Press Release

Following the Tuesday afternoon announcement by Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding her support of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement:

 

"During my time in Congress, I have been asked to start impeachment proceedings against Presidents Bush, Obama, and now Trump. I have consistently rejected these requests because each was a political effort to minimize the voice of the people. Elections have consequences and the voters' will deserves respect.

"Impeachment is the ultimate power Congress has over a president and should be used as a last resort, not for purely political purposes.

"Since the election of President Trump, some have frantically searched for any justification to nullify the will of the people. They are still at it and there is not sufficient evidence to justify this approach. The Speaker’s actions today take Congress away from doing things that meet the needs of the people."