WASHINGTON —The U.S. House is marching toward a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump. As debate proceeded Wednesday afternoon, Kansas First District congressman Roger Marshall spoke on behalf of the President.
"I rise today in opposition to the impeachment of the legitimately elected president of the United States.
Enough! Madam Speaker enough! Enough of this impeachment circus! Enough of these sham witch hunts! I'm voting no because the president has done nothing wrong. The only thing the president is guilty of is doing the things he said he would do. And if my democrat colleagues were honest, they'd tell us the only thing President Trump is guilty of is not being Hillary Clinton.
The only party of obstruction, abuse of power, or whatever focus group term they are using today is the party on the other side of this aisle. They are obstructing the will of the American people and the very foundation of our country.
By politically weaponizing impeachment, they have dangerously shattered precedent and abused out constitution. They along will bear this responsibility. Madam Speaker, they will fail and it's no wonder the American people don't trust this body.
It's past time to be done with this circus and get to the work that matters like securing our borders and passing trade deals.
I will vote no and encourage this body to move on from this heartbreaking, disgraceful day to things that actually matter."
Trump would be just the third American president to be impeached, a distinctive dark mark on his tenure. From the White House, he tweeted that despite the Democrats' patriotic talk, they were actually perpetrating “an assault on America.” He and his Republican supporters say the Democrats are just trying to remove a president they couldn't beat at the ballot box.