December 18, 2019

Senator Ted Cruz explained the political tactics of the Trump impeachment process by House Democrats on Tuesday, December 17 at a cosponsored event by the Center for Conservative Women and the Heritage Foundation. The auditorium was packed with local professionals, Capitol Hill staffers, and reporters from a variety of networks.

Impeachment is a remedy for serious misconduct by the President and other federal officials that renders them unfit for office. America’s Founders did not provide for impeachment as a partisan political weapon or as a response by Congress to a President’s policies with which they disagree. It is paramount that a presidential impeachment be fair, legitimate, and minimize partisanship.

On October 31, House Democrats passed House Resolution 660, to advance the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. What followed was a series of impeachment hearings throughout the last two months, culminating with an announcement by Democratic leadership on December 10 that the House will vote next week on whether to impeach President Donald Trump on two specific articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

With a high likelihood of the impeachment trial beginning in the Senate early in the New Year, if not sooner, it raises many questions about what is likely to happen.

Each month, the Center for Conservative Women partners with The Heritage Foundation to host Conservative Women’s Network luncheons in which women gather to become informed on issues of the day, network with area professionals and hear from conservative leaders. This event was free and open to the public.