WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), the Republican Leader of the House Appropriations Committee, delivered the following speech on the House Floor today before casting her vote against the Democrats’ hyper-partisan articles of impeachment.

“Madam Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to the politically-driven articles of impeachment that have been brought before the House of Representatives today.

“For the last three years, Democrats have been unable to accept the voters’ choice to elect President Trump. They have used any and all undemocratic and unfair means necessary to try and remove him from office.

“My vote today is not only against the illegitimate impeachment of our President — which began not with facts, but with a forgone conclusion — it is against House Democrats making a mockery of due process and the rule of law.

“This will not go anywhere in the Senate, so all Democrats have accomplished is postponing the important work the American people sent their elected officials to Washington to do.

“This endless crusade by Democrats to remove the duly elected President of the United States has put partisan politics above the issues that Americans face every day. It is time Democrats stop playing partisan games that hurt hardworking taxpayers.

“It’s time for the American people to be Congress’ priority again.

“I urge my colleagues to join me in voting no, and I yield back the balance of my time.”