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APP Responds to House Impeachment Vote

January 14, 2021

Following yesterday’s vote by the U.S. House to impeach President Donald Trump, American Principles Project executive director Terry Schilling released the following statement responding to the effort:

“Let’s be clear: yesterday’s impeachment vote was not about saving our country or defending its Constitution. President Trump is set to leave office in under a week, rendering his possible removal from office moot.

“Rather, yesterday’s vote was a cynical ploy by Democrats to cast any concern about fraud in November’s election as beyond the pale. We are already starting to see attempts to blame members of Congress who objected to the certification vote for the violence which occurred in the Capitol, and to tie any American who shares the President’s fraud concerns to the rioters. This is shameful, and it is chilling.

“We are right now in a very fraught moment for our country, one which calls for its leaders to make every attempt to bring Americans together rather than drive them further apart. Unfortunately, the Democrats’ effort to push forward with impeachment at this stage is likely to only further the deep divisions between Americans rather than begin healing them.

“Especially disappointing is the decision by some Republicans to join in this effort, particularly a member of Republican leadership. The vast majority of voters in Rep. Liz Cheney’s state — over 70 percent — voted for President Trump, and polls have shown that up to three-quarters of GOP voters believe fraud occurred in the election. For Rep. Cheney to join with the Democrats’ attempt to disparage these concerns shows a shocking disregard and even contempt for her own constituents.

“Tens of millions of ordinary Americans voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 and again this past November because they felt betrayed by political leaders in Washington. The Republican Party should be doing its utmost to address the anxieties of these voters, not push them aside. If Rep. Cheney cannot do that, then she should at the very least be replaced in House GOP leadership by someone who will.”

To schedule an interview with Terry Schilling, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org

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