WASHINGTON – Congressman Rice released the following statement regarding the vote by the House of Representatives to approve an impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump:

“Today, House Democrats are attempting to legitimize the illegitimate impeachment inquiry unilaterally initiated by Speaker Pelosi 37 days ago. The resolution further taints this sham impeachment inquiry by refusing to allow due process or full transparency. House Democrats are blinded by their inability to accept the results of the 2016 election. It’s time for Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats to put country before party and focus on the real issues facing the American people like passing USMCA, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, improving our nation’s infrastructure, securing our border, and fully funding our military. It’s time to stop this partisan bickering and get to work for the American People. They deserve better.”