Congressman Matt Gaetz Issues Statement Following Speaker Pelosi's Recommendation to Move Forward with Articles of Impeachment

December 5, 2019
Press Release


Washington, D.C. — Today, US Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement in response to Speaker Pelosi's recommendation to move forward with articles of impeachment: 

"Speaker Pelosi’s announcement, that she is “asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment,” comes as a surprise to no one. Democrats have wanted to impeach Donald Trump since the day he was elected, and ever since then, Democrats have manufactured fake scandal after fake scandal in the hopes of overturning the results of the 2016 election. So far, they have failed every time.

They will fail again.

The exchange between President Trump and President Zelensky of Ukraine demonstrates no impeachable conduct, but ascertaining the truth has never been Democrats’ goal — if they were not trying to impeach the President for his Ukraine call, they would be trying to impeach him for something else. Democrats’ relentless and obsessive hatred of the President has completely crippled their ability to govern and to deliver bipartisan solutions for the American people. 

At a time we could — and should — be passing trade deals, lessening the opioid crisis, securing our southern border, and keeping our economy roaring, Democrats are instead blinded by partisan hatred. Their zeal for impeachment reflects poorly on Congress, and history will not look warmly on their frivolous antics." Congressman Gaetz said.