Congressman Steve King releases the following video statement of his reaction to the news that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has announced a formal impeachment inquiry into the President Donald J. Trump.
“Nancy Pelosi has announced an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States of America. This is a stunning and astonishing thing for a Speaker to do, who has been resistant to this idea for a long time. It looks to me now like the hard-core leftists, those activists, the Quad Squad, have taken over the agenda of the Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives.”
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“Speaker Pelosi said this: ‘for his betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections.’ Those three things don’t match up to me. It looks to me like the President has not betrayed his oath of office, he’s not betrayed our national security, he’s strengthened our national security in many, many, many ways. Betrayal of the integrity of our elections? How can that be when Robert Mueller didn’t come up with anything. The public saw that whole report.”
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“This is an appalling violation of the patriotism that should come from all of us. Each one of them took an oath of office too, and they are violating it if they think that this is a line-up of impeachable offenses. And, by the way, the accuser on Ukraine is an accuser that has no firsthand knowledge and all this information is going to be made available tomorrow by the President of the United States. And we’re going to find out again that he’s been telling the American people the truth, and these other people around here, they are part of the resistance movement and they are undermining this Constitution. They’re putting the Constitution at risk by trying to unseat a duly elected President of the United States through a vicious impeachment movement that came sooner than I expected, and I think it’s going to end up in a flop, and there will be a price paid at the election box.”