WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the House voted to table Articles of Impeachment against President Trump:

“The power of impeachment is one of our gravest responsibilities and should not be invoked lightly or without reason. We could have used this floor time to address the humanitarian crisis on the southern border or lower prescription drug prices for American families. Instead, we had to deal with an irresponsible and hostile vote against the President. The widely-bipartisan result of today’s vote proves that even Democrats are coming around to see the absurdity of impeachment. Liberals must abandon their witch-hunt against the President and join Republicans in addressing the real issues facing the American people.”