Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Moves to Censure Speaker Pelosi Over Impeachment Sham

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Jan 9, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) released the following statement announcing he has introduced a resolution of censure against Speaker Nancy Pelosi for abusing her power by holding the articles of impeachment.

Congressman Byrne said: “Speaker Pelosi’s decision to hold the articles of impeachment against President Trump in a pathetic and unconstitutional attempt to extract concessions from the Senate is an unprecedented abuse of power. House Democrats made the misguided decision to rush through the most legally unsound and factually unsupported articles of impeachment in the history of this country, and they can’t now insist that the Senate fix their shoddy, incomplete work.

“Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler must do as our founders intended and present the lackluster case they assembled to the Senate and let the President finally exercise his right to defend himself. Until then, the leader of this attempt to throw out Constitutional norms to remove our president must be held accountable.”

The Constitution grants the House the power to censure its members, the most serious rebuke the House can give a member short of expulsion. An adopted censure resolution would require the offending member to stand in the well of the House and have the resolution read aloud. The last censure resolution adopted by the House occurred in 2010.

To view Byrne’s resolution, click here. Byrne previously spoke on the House floor against Pelosi’s decision to withhold the articles of impeachment.