Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) released the following statement after Speaker Pelosi announced that the House will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump: 

“As Members of Congress, we have a solemn obligation to defend the Constitution. Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have cast aside this obligation in order to launch partisan impeachment efforts against President Trump.

“For months, House Democrats have careened from justification to justification, looking for any excuse to begin impeachment proceedings. Since the President was sworn in, the Democrats have repeatedly attempted to overturn the results of the election and discard the votes of 63 million Americans who voted for President Trump.

“Now, Speaker Pelosi is walking away from even the pretense of the necessity of evidence. She has announced a formal impeachment inquiry of the President of the United States based on news reports of a phone call and a whistleblower. The Speaker and House Democrats have lost all credibility and, most tragically, have abdicated their duty to the Constitution and to the American people.”