Congresswoman Kelly’s Statement on Impeachment Vote
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement concerning her vote opposing the tabling of H. Res. 646, a privileged resolution to impeach President Donald Trump:
“My vote today was a vote for government transparency and decency.
I regularly hear from constituents about the President’s comments, tweets, actions and behavior and their comments are always negative. Many families are rightfully embarrassed and outraged by his consistently un-presidential behavior and remarks.
Even before President Trump took office, serious concerns had been raised about his behavior and actions, especially in regards to Russia’s interference in our election and sowing division amongst Americans.
Despite these concerns, which have been voiced by leaders of both parties and America’s intelligence community, Congress has refused to act. Instead the Republican majority has ignored nearly every call for investigation and oversight.
As a member of the House’s investigative committee, we’ve not held one hearing examining the President’s actions and behavior. This is simply unacceptable.
I will continue pressuring Chairman Gowdy and Speaker Ryan to let Congress, especially the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, do its job.
The American people deserve answers and it’s our job to get them.”