Pelosi-led impeachment damages the Constitution and nation as a whole

Dec. 19, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s floor speech stating “The Senate must put this right. We must rise to the occasion. There is only one outcome that is suited to the paucity of evidence, the failed inquiry, the slapdash case. Only one outcome suited to the fact that the accusations themselves are constitutionally incoherent. Only one outcome that will preserve core precedents rather than smash them into bits in a fit of partisan rage because one party still cannot accept the American people’s choice in 2016. It could not be clearer which outcome would serve the stabilizing, institution-preserving, fever-breaking role for which the United States Senate was created… and which outcome would betray it. The Senate’s duty is clear. The Senate’s duty is clear. When the time comes, we must fulfill it”:

“The partisan, predetermined House impeachment of President Donald Trump puts an indelible stain on this hyper-politicized House of Representatives. The inherent unfairness of a process that continually denied the President of the United States the opportunity to counter manufactured concerns that resulted in chargeless and baseless Articles of Impeachment should be dealt with in an expeditious manner in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must make certain that the President has every opportunity to make the case that he was denied by Democrats in the House, and restore fairness to this process. It is sad that the House abused their power so grotesquely in these proceedings but more importantly, it is destructive to our nation as a whole. The trivialization of impeachment by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House will be mocked throughout history and I share Senator McConnell’s outrage over the diminution of the somber constitutional power of impeachment.”

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