Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement on the upcoming House vote to impeach President Donald Trump:

“As a Member of Congress who swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, I oppose impeachment of President Trump,” said Congresswoman Stefanik.

“House Democrats failed to uphold their Constitutional duty and instead pursued a partisan impeachment process due to their visceral disdain for President Trump and the will of the American people who elected him. In order to impeach a duly-elected President, there must be direct evidence of impeachable offenses – high crimes and misdemeanors, bribery or treason. Neither the Intelligence Committee nor the Judiciary Committee found direct evidence, resulting in bipartisan opposition to impeachment. From the very beginning, this process was unprecedented, partisan, and filled with abuses of power started by Adam Schiff, continued by Jerry Nadler, and finished by Nancy Pelosi. The Democrats’ case rested on the illusion of a quid pro quo: that President Trump refused to provide aid to Ukraine until the Bidens were investigated. However, this case is easily disproven by two critical facts: security assistance and defensive lethal aid was provided to Ukraine, and there was no investigation into the Bidens. It’s unfortunate that House Democrats believe their disdain for President Trump is more important than respecting the will of the American people.”