Senator David Perdue: Democrats Used Impeachment As Partisan Political Weapon
“For the sake of our very system of government, we cannot yield to this unconstitutional effort.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the illegitimacy of the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment articles and urge his colleagues to vote to acquit President Trump.
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Democrats’ True Motive: “This current impeachment process has never been about the truth, justice, or the rule of law. For my colleagues across the aisle, it is about overturning the 2016 election, taking the 2020 election, and gaining the U.S. Senate majority.”
Partisan Political Weapon: “In America we believe in the rule of law. In America, we believe in due process. In America, we believe anyone has a right to a fair trial. In America, we believe anyone is innocent until proven guilty. However, House Democrats violated each of these foundational precepts in using the impeachment process as a partisan political weapon.”
Weak Articles: “The United States Constitution clearly lays out four explicit reasons for impeaching a president: treason, bribery, high crimes, and misdemeanors. The charges against President Trump don't come close to any of these specified requirements. It is as simple as that.”
Illegitimate, Inappropriate, Incomplete: “House Democrats were in such a rush that they sent the Senate an incomplete case. That’s why I believe the Senate should not have accepted the articles in the first place, because the process was illegitimate, inappropriate, and incomplete. Bottom line, House Democrats simply did not do their job.”
Dangerous Precedent: “If we were to call additional witnesses in this Senate trial, we would be setting a dangerous precedent for every future case. The U.S. House could theoretically make up any flimsy charge they wanted with no investigation, no witnesses, no testimony, no evidence whatsoever, and then send the articles to the Senate and expect this body to do their job for them. That’s not what the Founders wrote. For the sake of our very system of government, we cannot yield to this unconstitutional effort.”
When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Foreign Relations Committees.
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