WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after voting against both articles of impeachment.
“Neither article I nor II meet the Constitutional standard for impeachment. They’ve delineated no high crimes nor misdemeanors, no bribery nor treason. The articles narrate no elements of any crime. They stand upon opinion and conjecture, they confirm only disdain for President Trump and those who voted for him. However, Democrats have moved forward, absent of evidence and with hate in their hearts, to impeach President Trump. The American people will see this for what it is…an attempt by one party to weaponize impeachment and overturn an election. It is House Democrats who have abused their power. For that, we will not soon forget. While this partisan impeachment will be soundly defeated in the Senate, only history will tell what lasting damage has been wrought upon our Republic by this attack from within.”