WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI-10) today delivered remarks on the Floor of the United States House of Representatives in opposition to the upcoming vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

Remarks as prepared for delivery.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to echo many of my colleagues in the call for unity and a peaceful transition of power.

I say this as a believer in the Constitution and the fact that the election has been certified.

First, the incitement of politically motivated violence that we saw last week is intolerable.

Words have consequences. The President should have done more.

But let me ask you this – doesn’t everybody need to play by the same rules?

If so, let me highlight some other questionable statements.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Not President Trump.

Another one: “I just don’t even know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country.”

Not President Trump.

Can we all agree that at times, our emotions get in the way because we love this country so much?

Whatever is good for one is good for the other.

We all have the same name on our jersey which is United States of America. Why don’t we start acting like it and let our actions follow our words? All of us.

Impeachment only incites more division. I’m ready to come together – are you?

With that, I yield back.



Congresswoman Lisa McClain represents the 10th Congressional District of Michigan.