“Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently said she and her fellow Democrats in Congress have been working on impeaching President Trump for two and a half years. Cindy Axne’s announcement today that she plans to vote to impeach president Trump is wrong. When Cindy Axne ran for this office, she said she would work in a bi-partisan and common sense manner. Yet today, we see her once again legitimizing an impeachment inquiry and process which has been deeply flawed, unfair, rushed, and extremely partisan from the very beginning.
“As Iowans watched here from home, Congress became bogged down in this toxic partisanship and disregarded the priorities of Iowans. All they saw were impeachment hearings prioritized while the USMCA trade deal and the government funding bill were delayed. These important issues could have been dealt with months earlier. But because House Democrats prioritized this partisan impeachment sham, they waited until the last minute this year when these issues would be used as cover for members like Cindy Axne for their impeachment vote. As a final insult to Iowa farmers, the House highlighted their misplaced priorities by scheduling the vote on impeachment before the USMCA.
“Impeachment is a serious Constitutional issue pertaining to high crimes and misdemeanors, yet Cindy Axne and her Democrat colleagues are impeaching President Trump without naming a crime outlined in any statute of law. This low bar of impeachment is a dangerous precedent, and partisans like Cindy Axne have brought us to this place.”