Congressman Paul Mitchell's Statement Opposing Articles of Impeachment

December 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon after the announcement of articles of impeachment against President Trump:


“I believe the Founders intended impeachment to be a safety valve to allow removal of a President that acted in such a blatantly immoral and illegal manner as to threaten the basis of our Republic. After careful examination of the evidence presented throughout this inquiry, I do not believe President Trump’s actions constitute high crimes and misdemeanors. I fear the standards used today set a dangerous precedent for the use of impeachment as a political weapon, and therefore do not support these articles of impeachment.”