Rep. Jim Baird's statement on impeachment vote

Read our representative's response to the impeachment vote

Posted: Dec 19, 2019 12:11 AM
Updated: Dec 19, 2019 5:58 AM

WASHINGTON (WLFI) — Dozens of representatives had a chance to speak before Wednesday's vote. That included Jim Baird.

He represents District 4, which covers the News 18 viewing area. Here's how he described the articles:

"Madam speaker, the totality of this process is just another reminder that my colleagues across the aisle are more focused on politics than policy. The american people deserve better. Our republic deserves better. The men and women of our military, myself included, have fought for the freedom and democracy all around the world. Yet today, my colleagues are erroding those freedoms through a process that ignored facts, abused power, and was shrouded in secrecy. Those facts could not be more clear. The President committed no crime, broke no laws, and there was no quid pro quo. I look forward to doing the right thing, representing the Hoosiers in my district, and voting against this impeachment charade. I stand with President Trump, and look forward to passing policies that continue move our country forward. I yield back the balance of my time."

Baird and all other Indiana representatives voted along party lines for both articles of impeachment.

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