Congressman Pete King House Floor Speech Against Impeachment
My House floor speech in strong opposition to President Trump's Impeachment:
"I rise today in strong opposition to the Articles of Impeachment against President Trump.
Exactly 21 years ago today I spoke on this floor in opposition to the impeachment of President Clinton.
- And 21 years ago tomorrow I voted against all 4 Articles of Impeachment against President Clinton.
Today's Articles of Impeachment against President Trump are an assault on our Constitution and the American people.
To impeach a President for a phone call for which no crime is charged - nevermind a high crime - and for asserting his constitutional prerogatives as President is a clear abuse of power by the Congress.
It sets the dangerous precedent of weaponzing Impeachment to undo the vote of the American people.
This is a sad day we will long regret."