Today, the House passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump with no Republican support. There were a few Democrats voting with the Republicans and one voting present. Here are some of the best reactions from Republican House leaders to today's debate.
House Republicans pointed out how Democrats abandoned traditional notions of due process and fairness:
History will not treat Democrats well.— Rep. Kevin Brady (@RepKevinBrady) December 18, 2019
They are so blinded by their hatred for @realdonaldtrump they abandoned the cherished American rights of due process, fairness and decency. pic.twitter.com/T0m0nY05sS
Dems decided to impeach @realDonaldTrump before he was sworn in. Then they:— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 18, 2019
– Rigged the inquiry
– Coached witnesses
– Broke House rules
– Abused their power
– Denied Trump due process
This never should’ve been brought to the floor. It’s a national disgrace. Shame on them. pic.twitter.com/471ACyU7Mi
JUST NOW → I called out Dems for breaking House rules to deny Republicans our right to hold our own hearing with the witnesses they blocked.— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 18, 2019
They like to claim they'll schedule a minority hearing AFTER the impeachment vote. But what's the point of that??
This is all a sham! pic.twitter.com/vh90HbwdXb
Democrats think that the accuser gets to determine what evidence is relevant to the defense of the accused.— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) December 18, 2019
Americans understand due process, and they understand when it’s being trampled in the People’s House. pic.twitter.com/sg3KTWQqFs
Hours before this #ShamImpeachment vote, the best Democrats can do to justify themselves is to dispense with the Fifth Amendment.— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) December 18, 2019
Democrats can't be trusted with the truth or, apparently, the Constitution.https://t.co/pNy5EeKh5s
They described how the Democrats have overly politicized and cheapened impeachment:
Politicizing this process—as Democrats have done—has discredited the United States House of Representatives and could forever weaken the remedy of impeachment.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 19, 2019
What Democrats are doing today—and what they've been doing for the last two and a half years—is cheapening impeachment. For them, this is about political gain, not the rule of law.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 18, 2019
And they identified the core of the Democrats' motivation - overturning the results of the 2016 election and fear that they will not be able to win in 2020:
At least some Democrats are honest when they admit that they can't beat President Trump in an election, so they have to try to impeach him.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 18, 2019
Dems have put this country through a nightmare.— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 18, 2019
But one thing is clear: This isn't about an actual impeachable offense.
It's about Dems seeking political revenge against @realDonaldTrump.
Pelosi has put politics over country. But Republicans are united in fighting this scam! pic.twitter.com/yRNKOxC1Qz
This impeachment is about nullifying the 2016 votes of millions of Americans.— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) December 18, 2019
Why? Democrats think it’s dangerous to let voters decide whether @realDonaldTrump stays in office in 2020. pic.twitter.com/JZxZcfhYRN
Senator Tom Cotton reminded us that while the House was focused on undoing the result of the 2016 election, the Senate continued the important work of confirming judges who respect the rule of law:
Today the House is focused on a sham impeachment.— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) December 18, 2019
The Senate is doing real work confirming judges. pic.twitter.com/KqGFlcDlDN
Thank you, House Republicans, for pointing out the many flaws in the Democrats' impeachment efforts. And thank you, Senate Republicans, for continuing to work for the good of the country.