U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding Speaker Pelosi’s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry:
“Speaker Pelosi’s latest impeachment action is yet another step in the House Democrats’ obsession with taking down a lawfully elected president. They have been using every opportunity to find any justification possible to impeach the president since the day President Trump was elected. Their circus continued today by launching an impeachment inquiry before they have even seen the transcript of the president’s call with Ukraine’s president, and inventing charges based upon the hearsay of an unnamed person who does not even meet our legal ‘whistleblower’ requirements because he/she does not have firsthand knowledge of, nor were they a witness to, the conversation between the two leaders. At best, Pelosi’s actions are a sham, and at worst, they undermine our Constitutionally based rule of law.
“By continuing down the path of a hyper-partisan impeachment process, House Democrats are ignoring opportunities for bipartisan work on the issues that hardworking American families care about most. We should be focusing our resources on securing our border, fixing our broken immigration system, approving the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), addressing prescription drug prices, improving our health care system and continuing America’s energy dominance in an environmentally responsible manner.
“Americans are tired of the circus coming out of Washington today; Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats would be better served to heed the message coming from ‘real-world’ America, rather than the extremist whims of their socialist base.”