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In one of his final acts as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Steve King introduced a resolution to nullify the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

King’s press release said that the impeachment lacked a constitutional basis and the House of Representatives failed to substantiate its allegations of “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” as required by the Constitution.

King said in February that the U.S. Senate was correct in acquitting President Trump.

“The House impeachment effort was illegitimate from the outset,” King said. “And President Trump was correct to describe it as a ‘witch hunt’ brought by bitter partisans who never accepted that Americans preferred him to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.”

King, who filed his own ethics complaint against GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, reiterated that the Constitution does not allow the House of Representatives to be used as a “cover for party machines and bosses.”

“Using power and position to manufacture and perpetrate dishonest political narratives, complete with distortions and outright lies camouflaged as facts under the cover of official congressional business, is a gross and repugnant violation of the American people who are the very constituent parts of this government,” King said. “President Trump has made great personal and professional sacrifices to lead our nation at this pivotal point in history when every objective standard, even truth itself, is being attacked, by those who continually seek to consolidate their own power and control through the devices of division, manipulation, fraud and outright lies. In his pursuit to provide the strong and bold leadership our nation needs, Congressional Democrats and Never Trumpers, bankrolled and spurred on by their billionaire class donors, repaid him with a rapid succession of deceitful attacks, perhaps none more baseless than the sham impeachment.

“He has been exonerated in fact, and now this scourge on our Constitutional Republic needs to be nullified as if it had never happened because in a Constitutional body, committed to the Rule of Law, it never would have happened.”

Author: Jacob Hall