Congressman Van Taylor Statement on Impeachment

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Washington, January 13, 2021 | Anna R. McCormack (202) 570-0927) | comments

WASHINGTON - Today, United States Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) released the following statement on H. Res. 24, a resolution to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States: 
“Impeachment of a President, elected by the American people, requires thorough investigation, Congressional hearings, and thoughtful deliberation. We must not allow our Republic to devolve to the point of allowing impeachment, and subsequent removal, of a sitting President based on news reports and social media pundits. Doing so would directly contradict the fundamental principles of our American justice system. The gravity of this situation requires greater diligence and deference to the Constitution, not less. With the constitution as my guide, last week I voted to certify the electoral college results and will vote against impeachment today.

“Our nation is in turmoil, more divided than ever before in modern history. The attack against the Capitol serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of self-governance. Given current political unrest, ensuring Americans witness a peaceful transition of power on January 20th is more imperative than ever. With just seven days until inauguration, I urge leaders on both sides of the aisle to come together to heal the wounds of a nation divided.”

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