Sen. Lee Statement on Impeachment

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday, responding the partisan impeachment of President Trump by the House of Representatives:

“Yesterday was a sad day for our republic. A president of the United States was impeached along partisan lines for purely partisan political reasons.”

“President Trump has done nothing wrong. All he did was ask the Ukrainian government to investigate a corrupt Ukrainian energy company. There was nothing wrong with that request. In fact, the Obama administration tried to get Ukraine to investigate the exact same energy company. The only difference is that Trump succeeded where Obama failed. Ukraine is finally investigating Burisma.”

“Unfortunately, we have known this day was coming since Tuesday, November 6, 2018–the day Democrats took control of the House. Speaker Pelosi tried to hold her colleagues off as long as she could, but the Democratic base simply hates President Trump too much, and the pressure to impeach him—for any reason at all—apparently became overpowering.”

“This day was a long time coming. It is a sad day but definitely not a surprise.”