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Congressman Pete King

Representing the 2nd District of New York

Congressman Pete King House Floor Speech Against Impeachment

Dec 18, 2019
In The News

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."