Rep. Estes Votes No on Impeachment
WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after voting no on articles of impeachment for President Donald J. Trump.
"This afternoon I voted against the second attempt to impeach President Trump. Speaker Pelosi has given members only two hours to discuss these articles of impeachment — there have been no testimonies, no witnesses, or sober deliberations. Bypassing standard House processes without a proper investigation turns an important Constitutional provision created by the Founders into a partisan stunt.
"The riots that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 were despicable and un-American. I fully support a complete investigation into the events that occurred and agree that those involved should be held personally responsible but oppose a rushed, impeachment show trial.
"Our country is deeply divided and we should work on things that unite us, not create more division. This Congress should instead be focused on reopening our country and getting the economy back to full speed again. The families and small businesses which have suffered because of the coronavirus need real leadership in Congress, not partisan gimmicks."
Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.