IMPEACHMENT WAS A SHAM; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 206
(House of Representatives - December 19, 2019)

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                         IMPEACHMENT WAS A SHAM

  (Mr. BYRNE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. BYRNE. Mr. Speaker, for weeks, we were told that we couldn't 
wait, we had to go forward with impeachment before Christmas, that the 
Republic was at stake. And then this House passed a purely partisan 
impeachment yesterday, and the Speaker has decided to hold the Articles 
of Impeachment.
  That underscores the word ``sham.'' That puts an exclamation point 
after the word ``sham.'' That shows what a ridiculous exercise we just 
went through.
  We can't dictate to the Senate how they handle their trial. They get 
to pick that.
  This shows that they got cold feet on the other side. They don't have 
a case. They can't win a fair trial in the Senate, and they know it, 
and they are afraid to send the articles over there where it will get 
the fair trial and not the kangaroo court we had here.

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