Congressman Grothman explains his "no" vote on impeachment

Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) released the following statement after voting no on impeachment articles against President Donald Trump:

 “Today, I voted against an intemperate attempt to impeach President Donald Trump,” Grothman said. “Once again, House Democrats, many of whom are my friends, took to the House floor to claim that the riots in Washington, D.C., last week were explicitly caused by President Trump. Some of the rhetoric they point to was typical political hyperbole and nothing that I have ever seen cause a riot.

 “One thing that amazed me was the degree to which House Democrats do not realize why President Trump is so popular. Only he stepped up and dealt with the crisis at the border when so many other politicians did nothing. Only he stepped up and fought to bring our manufacturing jobs back from China after others watched them leave. And he has been a leading voice against ‘cancel culture,’ where billionaire technology company CEOs feel they have the right to say who is protected by the first amendment.

 “I was particularly disappointed that several people on the Democratic side of the aisle attributed racism to the Trump phenomenon. I know many people in my district who support and contribute to President Trump and know none of them to be racists.

 “Hopefully now that today’s vote is finished, Congress can get on to dealing with the important issues of the day, including fighting ‘cancel culture,’ ending the COVID-19 outbreak, improving our broken health care system, and securing our borders.”

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