Impeachment is unnecessary, divisive, and it’s only being done because Democrats want to keep the focus on President Trump so they can hold together their fragile coalition.
This impeachment that we're dealing with this week is not a thoughtful exercise, it's not to protect democracy. It is impeachment by reflex because the Democrats would figure it out that they actually have no message to the country except that they don't like President Trump.
This impeachment would be unnecessary, it would be divisive, and it's only being done because Democrats want to keep the focus on President Trump.
The reason Democrats are talking about impeachment is because their hatred of Donald Trump is really the only thing that unifies this current constituency of Democrats.
President Trump called for peaceful and patriotic protests. The people who breached the Capitol were neither, and should face consequences. I'll fight against an impeachment that only exists to advance the politics of Democrats.
Just yesterday, Democrats were telling us that we were seditious traitors and they were the vanguard of all democracy. Now, you have a Democrat member of Congress saying that the elected representatives of 70 million Americans should be expelled from the chamber.
We came today to debate, to follow regular order, to offer an objection, and to follow a process that is expressly contemplated in our Constitution. No competition, contest, or election can be deemed fair if the participants are subject to different rules.
Disturbing news from negotiations my colleagues and I have just had with GOP leadership: Republican leadership is contemplating taking the one hour we have to present our objections on each state and giving part of that time away to Republicans who don't support the objections.
Republicans will not leave democracy undefended on January 6th.
We're going to object to states that did not run clean elections.