Reschenthaler Condemns Democrats’ Political Hit Job

December 9, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing regarding the Democrats’ rush to impeach President Trump, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) outlined that House Democrats' focus on impeachment is nothing more than a political hit job aimed at preventing President Trump from winning re-election.

“House Democrats keep putting on a political show that has been rigged from the beginning,” said Reschenthaler. “This whole process is a distraction to hide their radical far left agenda, which includes banning airplanes, giving illegal immigrants taxpayer-funded health care, and taking private health care away from American citizens. House Democrats also want to draw attention away from President Trump’s thriving economy, which features the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, and his efforts to protect American companies from Chinese aggression, renegotiate trade deals to benefit American workers, and eliminate burdensome regulations that hurt job creators.”

During the hearing, Reschenthaler made a point of order to ask Chairman Nadler about withholding evidence from Republican lawmakers. Less than 48 hours before Monday’s hearing, House Democrats dumped over 8,000 pages on Judiciary Committee Republicans. The document dump came 25 days after Republican members of the Judiciary Committee requested all impeachment-related documents from Chairman Nadler, but Republicans never even received a response to their request. Democrats sent over these documents at the last minute because they knew Republicans would never have time to fully review all the information. Democrats have also refused to release all the documents in their possession, choosing to instead release only the details that prop up their false narratives.

For example, Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s report claims the Trump Administration froze military aid for Ukraine without explanation. Yet the evidence shows that President Trump gave more lethal military aid to Ukraine than President Obama. House Democrats have also tried to dismiss claims that Ukrainian officials attempted to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election as conspiracy theories. However, such attempts have been well-documented in news outlets such as Politico, Financial Times, and The Hill. 

“The facts don’t seem to matter to my colleagues across the aisle. House Democrats don’t care because they were calling for President Trump’s impeachment before this investigation even began,” said Reschenthaler. “These proceedings, this entire process, is a political hit job.” 

A video of Reschenthaler’s remarks during the hearing can be found here.