WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after House passage of H.Res. 430, the Presidential Harassment Resolution:
“Democrats clearly won’t be deterred from impeachment and will authorize any means for Congressional committees to harass President Trump. This vote is an unprecedented consolidation of power. Speaker Pelosi will have authority to bypass the traditional House subpoena process and bring President Trump and administration officials to court on behalf of the entire House. Members deserve a voice in these matters.
“The American people aren’t interested in mock impeachment hearings or relitigating witch hunts. We have a southern border crisis to address, a domestic economy to strengthen, and national security threats abroad to stabilize. Speaker Pelosi’s rhetoric about putting the President in jail is irresponsible, as is her leadership team’s talk of initiating impeachment without evidence to justify it. Democrats need to do their job and focus on improving the everyday lives of all Americans.”