FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Demand That the House Judiciary Committee Draft Articles of Impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) announcement today that the House Judiciary Committee would draft articles of impeachment, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

“The fact that Speaker Pelosi has ordered the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment after holding only a single hearing which included no fact witnesses further demonstrates that House Democrats will do everything they can to impeach President Trump. Rather than the ‘sober’ and ‘somber’ process that Democrats have claimed this impeachment inquiry to be, President Trump has been effectively railroaded by the House.

“Impeachment has been Democrats’ foregone conclusion for months. Behind the veneer of fairness and openness, Democrats have denied Republicans the right to call a single fact witness or properly question Democrats’ cherry-picked witnesses in so-called ‘open hearings.’

“Speaker Pelosi’s drive to wrap up impeachment in time to leave town for Christmas demonstrates that a speedy trial is more important to Democrats than a fair process. No president in American history has been impeached so quickly and with so little firsthand evidence. As Prof. Jonathan Turley highlighted in yesterday’s hearing, this is ‘not how an American president should be impeached.’ Democrats have forever cheapened the process of impeachment for the sake of political expediency, and Americans have seen through the charade.”