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Rep. Dan Goldman, New York Advocates Declare Biden Impeachment Dead

Mar 22, 2024

Westchester, Long Island and Rochester Residents Demand New York’s House Republicans End Baseless Biden Impeachment Inquiry and Focus on Real Priorities

*Watch the event here*

Rochester speaker begins at 13:37

Westchester speakers begins at 19:06

Long Island speaker begins at 23:20

New York – Yesterday, Rep. Dan Goldman (NY-10) joined the Congressional Integrity Project and speakers from across the state to call on New York’s House Republicans to end their baseless impeachment inquiry of President Biden. Speakers announced that the fundamentally baseless and politically motivated impeachment of President Biden is dead and demanded New York’s House Republicans in Biden districts – Reps. Mike Lawler, Anthony D’Esposito, Nick Lalota, Marc Molinaro, and Brandon Williams – move on from political stunts and failed investigations and focus on the real issues affecting New Yorkers.

“It is long past time for the Republicans to put the American people over their baseless, partisan  sham impeachment inquiry into President Biden,” Congressman Dan Goldman said. “Republicans have had 15 months to build a case, and after dozens of witness interviews, hundreds of thousands of documents reviewed, and millions of taxpayers’ dollars, there isn’t a shred of credible evidence linking President Biden to any wrongdoing, much less a high crime and misdemeanor.  Continuing with this investigation would be an abuse of congressional authority that would simply aid and abet Russia’s efforts to interfere in our elections. It is time to stop wasting our time and turn to the work the American people sent us to Washington to do.”  

“House Republicans find time to do things in Congress – unfortunately, it’s all the wrong things,” said Barry Kaufmann, president of New York State Alliance for Retired Americans. “Instead of expanding Medicare, protecting the Affordable Care Act, protecting Medicaid for seniors, controlling drug costs or addressing the retirement crisis, House Republicans are focused on a baseless impeachment inquiry. They’re completely out of touch with New Yorkers.”

“The Biden impeachment inquiry continues to distract from the urgent issues facing families in Rochester and across New York,” said Sara Taylor, Rochester resident and youth mental health advocate. “One of the top priorities for New York families today is addressing the youth mental health crisis and the inequities in our systems of care. New York’s youth are losing their lives, and it’s unacceptable that House Republicans are focusing on political stunts rather than solving the urgent issues that matter to New Yorkers.”

“While I was occasionally disappointed with the ideological bent of previous House Republicans from Westchester, they at least sometimes reached across the aisle and passed legislation that was in the best interest of their constituents. I can’t say the same about Mike Lawler and his MAGA friends,” said Westchester resident Lloyd Trufelman. “House Republicans have wasted time and taxpayer dollars on a completely bogus impeachment inquiry. Meanwhile, NY-17 residents and people across New York are facing real challenges every day – and Mike Lawler doesn’t seem to care.”

“This has been the least productive Congress since the beginning of the Great Depression. It’s far beyond time for Reps. D’Esposito and LaLota and all the Biden-17 members to do their jobs, or we will replace them,” said Paul Bua, Long Island resident. “Long Islanders see the impeachment stunt for what it really is: a malignant clown show. We’ve got real challenges on Long Island, including a worsening affordability crisis. Reps. D’Esposito and LaLota are apparently unwilling to help us out.”

You can watch the event here and learn more about Congressional Integrity Project here.