Grothman Statement on Impeachment Proceedings

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Washington DC, September 25, 2019 | Timothy Svoboda (202-225-2476) | comments

Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. House of Representatives will begin impeachment proceedings directed toward President Trump.

“I was disappointed to see Speaker Pelosi move forward with impeachment proceedings yesterday. We know that probably every Democrat in the House voted for Secretary Clinton in 2016 and the endless string of investigations in the House are reaction to that election. But, the fact remains that the important business before the House has ground to a halt due to these distractions.

A broad discussion of corruption with President Zelensky is certainly appropriate, considering the amount of foreign aid Ukraine receives. I do think there are legitimate questions to be raised as why Hunter Biden was employed by Ukrainian-based gas company, Burisma Holdings, at the same time his father oversaw Ukrainian relations for the Obama Administration, and why was Ukrainian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, fired during this time period?

This action by the Democrats is particularly bothersome when we should be focusing on the important business that is before the House – taking up the USMCA, the Debbie Smith Act, legislation to reduce the rape kit backlog, and discussing President Trump’s newly announced trade deal with Japan. I, one more time, ask Speaker Pelosi to bring important legislation, like the USMCA and the Debbie Smith Act, on the House floor and to encourage President Trump to get the best trade deals possible despite the constant partisan interference from Congress.”

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U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his third term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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