Pelosi Statement on Republicans’ Plans to Impeach Hillary Clinton

November 3, 2016
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on public statements made by House and Senate Republicans regarding plans to impeach President Hillary Clinton in the 115th Congress:

“In 1996, Congressional Republicans abandoned their presidential nominee and campaigned for a Republican House and Senate to serve as a ‘check’ on the Clinton White House.  Their ‘check’ on the Clinton White House was impeaching President Bill Clinton for matters that had nothing to do with his presidency.

“Twenty years later, Congressional Republicans are taking the same approach.  Citing the need to be a ‘check’ on the Clinton White House, Congressional Republicans are again plotting to obstruct and hold investigations for years.  This time, Republicans aren’t even hiding that they have impeachment in mind.

“In addition to there being no grounds for impeachment to begin with, moving to impeach President Hillary Clinton for alleged activities from before the election would be a brazen attempt to nullify the vote of the American people, outside our constitutional framework and destructive to the Framers’ intent.

“Congressional Republicans have stated their purpose is to waste taxpayer money and time on years of frivolous investigations instead of creating jobs through investing in infrastructure, education and innovation, and strengthening our democracy by ending the scourge of secret money in our elections.

“The American people want Republicans to accept the will of the people and take impeachment off the table.  Responsible Republicans must do so immediately.”