Hartzler on the Whistleblower Complaint Sent to Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) announced her “yes” vote on the House resolution calling for the whistleblower’s complaint to be sent to Congress. The move comes after the White House released the transcript of the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“After reviewing the transcript, it’s clear to me that President Trump did not tie the issuance of U.S. military aid or foreign assistance to political demands of any kind. With the information at our disposal as of yesterday, there is nothing I see in the transcript that is illegal,” Hartzler said. “The fact that Speaker Pelosi began this impeachment inquiry process without reviewing the transcript says everything we need to know about her true intent.
“House Democrats have already wasted time and nearly $25 million of taxpayer dollars on the Mueller probe. That investigation ended with no indictment, so now the House Democrats are digging a new rabbit hole.
“The information obtained by the whistleblower has already been confirmed to have been secondhand information. Additionally, the Department of Justice has already made the determination that the whistleblower has significant political differences to President Trump and the administration, potentially clouding the credibility of the complaint.
“It is my hope that Congress will receive this whistleblower complaint and thoroughly review the credibility of it in a swift manner so that we can continue to do the work of representing the American people.
“Nearly 1.6 million Missourians voted for President Trump, beating Hillary Clinton by 20 percentage points. These voters are being disenfranchised by Speaker Pelosi and Washington Democrats who seek to change the results of the 2016 election. They are using any means necessary to remove this president because they cannot beat him at the ballot box. This action is purely political and a reckless abuse of power.
“While Democrats focus time, effort, and resources to remove the President, America continues to suffer from the Democrats’ refusal to address everyday issues facing hardworking American families, including the rising cost of prescription drugs, crumbling roads and bridges, and the fallout from illegal immigration. That needs to be our top priority.
“I was elected to fulfill my duty and represent the great people of Missouri’s 4th congressional district. Time and time again, our constituents have spoken. They want and deserve real leadership on these issues. I’m committed to working with President Trump in creating solutions to these issues that are impacting our communities and our nation.
“Instead of advancing impeachment inquiries, Speaker Pelosi should bring up important legislation like the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which creates 176,000 new jobs and will generate $63 billion in new economic activity.
“It’s time to put people over politics. I, for one, am ready to get to work and move America forward. I invite Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats to join me.