Congressman Guest Unites with Republicans Against Impeachment Effort

December 18, 2019
Press Release

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Michael Guest (MS-03) joined all Republican members of the House of Representatives in voting against both Articles of Impeachment levied against President Donald J. Trump. Article I outlined charges of “Abuse of Power,” while Article II outlined charges of “Obstruction of Congress.” In a floor speech earlier today, Congressman Guest cited a lack of evidence and Democrat’s political bias as the reasons he voted against the resolution.

“Article II, Section IV of the United States Constitution states that the President of the United States may be removed from office for Treason, Bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.  As a former prosecutor, I can say confidently that no court would accept these Articles of Impeachment as meeting the standards set out by our founding fathers. The impeachment articles rely almost exclusively on hearsay and opinion testimony and present no direct evidence of wrongdoing. As a former District Attorney, I am dismayed that the Democrats have submitted Articles of Impeachment against a sitting President of the United States using circumstantial evidence that fails to offer proof of an impeachable offense.  Additionally, the charges levied in the Articles of Impeachment lack historical precedent and are motivated by purely political reasons. If the House of Representatives passes the Articles of Impeachment, the Democratic Majority will have set a dangerous precedent by undoing America’s vote for president because a single party disagreed with the 2016 presidential election results. I urge my colleagues to vote no on these Articles of Impeachment.”

You can find additional press releases in the links below.

Congressman Guest Condemns Speaker Pelosi’s Announcement of an Impeachment Inquiry

Congressman Guest Supports Resolution to Censure Adam Schiff

Impeachment Pushback: Congressman Guest Voices Opposition to the Democrats Unprecedented Impeachment

Congressman Guest’s Statement on Articles of Impeachment

 

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