HOUSE RESOLUTION 15
(By Delegates J. Jeffries, Wilson, D. Jeffries, Azinger, Barnhart, Bartlett, Bibby, Butler, Cadle, Cooper, Dean, Fast, Foster, Higginbotham, Hott, Householder, Mandt, C. Martin, P. Martin, McGeehan, Pack, Phillips, Steele and Toney)
[Introduced February 26, 2020]
Expressing the disapproval of the House of Delegates to Senator Manchin for his vote to convict President Donald J. Trump in the impeachment trial.
Whereas, The House of Delegates stands firmly behind our President, whose policies have created unprecedented levels of American prosperity. The impeachment effort has served only to distract America from the serious issues we face, and in November voters should be the final arbiters of the conduct of the President; and
Whereas, The impeachment alleged and charged the President with “abuse of office” and “contempt of Congress”, neither of which is a crime; and
Whereas, Senator Manchin only hours before the Senate vote was arguing for action less than conviction in the form of a compromise or censure of the President, apparently believing then that whatever the President was being charged with by the House of Representatives did not rise to impeachable actions; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That this chamber express its disagreement and disapproval of the vote of Senator Manchin to convict President Donald J. Trump in the impeachment trial; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House forward a copy of this resolution to Senator Joe Manchin.