Greg Steube derides impeachment as waste of time, unfair treatment of Donald Trump
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He's said before the process was less fair than terrorist trials in Iraq.

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube made clear in a series of tweets he will vote against articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

“Let me be clear: impeachment is nothing more than a political vendetta,” Steube wrote. “We could have spent the last several months working to fix problems facing everyday Americans, but instead, we wasted time on this charade.”

 

The Sarasota Republican’s vote likely won’t surprise any of his constituents. Steube serves on the House Judiciary Committee, where he has been heavily critical of the process.

Earlier this month, he argued that as a JAG officer in Iraq, he saw enemies of the U.S. granted more due process in terrorist trials than House Democrats gave to Trump.

“Those terrorists were allowed to present evidence in their defense and cross-examine prosecution witnesses during their trials; meanwhile in the U.S. House of Representatives, the President isn’t afforded any of the same rights,” he said. “That is unacceptable — that was a war zone, and this is Congress.”

It appears unlikely that any Republicans in the House will support impeachment articles. But Steube made clear he’s not on the fence.

Rather, he said the prpcess has been a waste of valuable time.

“Every day, constituents ask me when we are going to get a particular bill passed, and far too often I have to tell them that I simply don’t know because we have wasted so much time on an unnecessary impeachment process,” Steube tweeted.

“Every day we have wasted on impeachment is a day we could have spent improving the country.”

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected]


2 comments

  • No More Republicans !

    December 18, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Stupe Steube! How the hell did he get elected! He’s amongst the schmuckiest of schmucks. And, in case ol’ Stupe hasn’t been paying attention – over the course of this year, the U.S. House has passed more than 400 bills – some 275 of them BI=PARTISAN! BUT, ol’ Stupey says “we could have been fixing problems” instead of dealing with impeachment! In TRUTH – a foreign concept to Republicans – the House passed many bills solving many problems – BUT – COMRADE MOSCOW MITCH has consigned EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM to his personal, tribal, trash bin! The trash bin is where ol’ Stupe and Moscow Mitch should be! Ugh! to these two numbnuts clowns!

  • Theresa

    December 18, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    We put up with Steube in Florida when he spoke on behalf of the short-term rental industry and tried to pass bills to remove all control over short-term rentals. Also, he vigorously opposed even common-sense laws to reign in the murderous bloodbaths that occur on a regular basis.

    Now, he’s in DC, trying to destroy the entire county by supporting a corrupt president. Unfortunately, with his like-minded colleagues, he might succeed.

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