Cong. Adam Kinzinger would prefer to leave Pres. Trump in office, calling the impeachment articles drafted Wednesday the culmination of anti-Trump fever. Kinzinger says Congress needs to get back to work on lowering drug prices, maintaining job growth and wage increases, and protecting the country’s borders and national security. Kinzinger says the impeachment effort has distracted the country from those efforts.
He and other Republicans say impeaching Pres. Trump is about overturning the 2016 election. Kinzinger says there’ll be another election in 11 months and the people will have their say then.
His statement issued Wednesday:
Since President Trump was elected, the Democrats have wanted to overturn the election. The articles of impeachment drafted today are the culmination of that anti-Trump fever, leaving us even more divided than before. There will be another Presidential election in 11 months and the voters will have the final say, as was designed by our Founders. Right now, we need to get back to work for the American people. We need to find solutions to lower drug prices, maintain the incredible job growth and wage increases from this booming economy, and better protect our borders and overall national security. The continued drumbeat towards impeachment has delayed and prevented this work from occurring, and that is a disservice to the hardworking people we serve. I hope the New Year brings new attitudes to find common ground for the good of the American people, and I urge my Democratic colleagues to come back to the People’s House in January ready to legislate.