WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) today released the following statement ahead of the U.S. House of Representatives vote on articles of impeachment.

“As I have said throughout this process, impeachment is the nuclear option, reserved for the most treasonous and criminal activity. In this case, the House Democrats have failed to present evidence to support this high threshold for impeachment.  Moreover, the entire process has lacked due process, transparency, and fairness. Impeachment is the most consequential act Congress can take, and it is disappointing the Democrats are moving ahead with the fastest and most partisan impeachment process in our country’s history.

“It’s no secret that since President Trump was elected, Democrats have fixated on undoing the results of the 2016 election through impeachment. Our democracy is premised on the power being with the people, not partisan members of Congress. In less than nine months, early voting starts for the 2020 presidential election, and the American voters will have an immediate opportunity to render judgment. I will vote no today, and I hope we can finally move on and work on issues voters sent us to Washington to fix.”