WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), the Republican Leader of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today in response to an announcement by Speaker Pelosi that the House will formally draft articles of impeachment against President Trump.

“After months of closed-door meetings, selective leaks, and sham public hearings, it’s clear Washington Democrats will stop at nothing to derail this president.  This is shameful, and the American people expect and deserve better.

“We have not finalized 2020 funding bills for vital government programs like Defense and Homeland Security, putting us two weeks away from a lapse in government funding that would lead to a shutdown. We still have no agreement on a bill to authorize or fund our armed forces. There has been no movement on a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, which would greatly improve our economy and lead to more economic freedom for every American. Yet, instead of working on these very real issues that families face, liberal Democrats are continuing to focus on virtually nothing but their partisan crusade to impeach the duly elected President of the United States.

“Democrats in Congress need to stop their partisan witch-hunt and get back to the job hardworking taxpayers sent them here to do.”