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Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Washington

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WASHINGTON, D.C. , November 22, 2019 | Andre Castro (202-225-6105) | comments
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding the latest from Washington:

"This week, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff continued their unfair impeachment sham. This unfortunate activity is crippling the House’s ability to address the critical issues that hardworking Texas families care about most. Rather than working on a bipartisan full-year funding bill, House Democrats produced a last-minute, short-term continuing resolution just hours before having a vote on this important matter. This bill fails to appropriately address our current military readiness and national security needs. Nancy Pelosi and her squad are abdicating their duty to govern so they can focus on impeaching our nation’s lawfully elected president. This is legislative malpractice and hardworking Texas families deserve better.

"The second week of the public impeachment hearings have further exposed Adam Schiff’s political games. Democrats have failed to uncover sufficient evidence to impeach President Trump and they are seeing public support for their sham impeachment inquiry slip. Further, Schiff continued to change the rules regarding how witnesses are questioned. While not required, if Democrats were serious about getting to the truth, they would consistently apply the Federal Rules of Evidence, rather than selectively applying those rules in order to hide facts from the American people. What we did learn this week is that Democrats have completely abandoned any attempt to rely on facts. Unbelievably, they are even using polling and focus groups to try to test impeachment terms and messaging in order to sell their con job to the American public. This is even more proof that Democrats are using impeachment as a partisan political weapon to undo the 2016 election of a lawfully elected president. 

"It is time for Nancy Pelosi to stop wasting legislative resources on this impeachment sham. We should be finding bipartisan solutions to the critical issues that Americans actually care about most, including securing our border, fixing our broken immigration system, approving the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, addressing prescription drug prices, improving our health care system, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure and continuing America’s energy dominance. I stand ready to work in a bipartisan manner to address these critical issues.

"Finally, as families from all across America gather to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, please join me in giving thanks to all of America’s military men and women who serve our great nation so that we can enjoy the blessing of freedom and liberty. 

"Thank you, God bless you and have a Happy Thanksgiving."



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