Press Release

AFT’s Weingarten on House Republicans’ Sham Impeachment Inquiry

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Andrew Crook
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WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement after House Republicans pushed to open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden:

“Today, House Republicans chose to weaponize the impeachment process and move forward with an ‘inquiry’ into President Biden with no evidence. None whatsoever. It leaves a deep stain on the congressional process and is an egregious abuse of power.

“While President Biden gets up every day and does the people's business—strengthening the economy, advancing our national security interests, and bringing back stability and honor to the workings of government—House Republicans have done little other than pursue spurious, fact-free investigations. Not one major initiative, other than a budget bill averting default—which they are now disavowing—has become law.

“Doing the bidding of Donald Trump, who is facing more than 90 felony counts, is taking House Republicans down a very rancid road. History will not be kind.”

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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.