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Waltz Statement Opposing Impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on his decision to vote against the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump:

“It’s a shame that impeaching President Trump has been Democrats’ number one priority since they lost the election in 2016, well before the current charges regarding Ukraine. For the past three months, Speaker Pelosi has rushed through a secretive, unfair, partisan and incredibly divisive impeachment process. We should all be working together to keep our economy the strongest it’s ever been, keep Americans safe from our enemies overseas and make the American Dream real.

While Democrats have been distracted and moving full-speed ahead with impeachment, they waited nearly a year to vote on the USMCA trade deal and have yet to tackle major issues in a serious way, like our growing federal debt, fixing our broken immigration system, protecting Social Security and Medicare, reforming our healthcare system and modernizing our infrastructure. I will vote against impeachment today because I believe we need to focus on our jobs in Congress rather than taking this President out of office. Let the American people decide our next President in the 2020 election.”

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