WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTW0/WAWV) — While the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump has divided Washington, elected officials representing the Wabash Valley are standing behind the president.

After months of resistance, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the impeachment probe on Tuesday, spurred on by the support of several moderate members in swing districts.

Rep. Dr. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) issued a statement Tuesday echoing Trump’s claim of “presidential harassment.”

Today, Speaker Pelosi made it clear that she is more focused on politics and Presidential harassment than working for the American people. While the President and Republicans in Congress are working hard to better the lives of the American people, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have taken a radical step towards the progressive left-wing of the Democratic party that has been focused on impeachment rather than lowering drug costs, bolstering infrastructure, and passing the USMCA – work the American people elected us to do. This blatant attempt to pander to the farthest left voters clearly demonstrates to the American people that it is the extreme voices of the far left who are really in charge of House Democrats. The American people should be appalled.”

Rep. Dr. Larry Bucshon (R-Indiana)

A spokesperson for Rep. John Shimkus (R-Illinois) said the congressman had a copy of the transcript in his pocket Wednesday and had been reading it between meetings.

When news of the impeachment inquiry first broke, Shimkus issued the following statement:

My colleagues’ continuing refusal to accept the results of the 2016 election is bad for our country. I’ve read the Mueller report, and I will review the call transcript and whistleblower report, but I’ve yet to see evidence against the president that warrants impeachment.” 

Rep. John Shimkus (R-Illinois)

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill also issued a Wednesday, calling the inquiry “a desperate attempt to overturn the 2016 election.”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump is a blatant disservice to the American people and a desperate attempt to overturn the 2016 election. Rather than our representatives in Congress addressing real issues of concern such as the ever growing crisis at our border, the rapid increase in violent crime, and defending the rights of freedom seeking Americans, the American people may now be forced to watch their Congress waste the next several months with yet another investigation – the modern equivalent of a circus side show. This is an embarrassment and needs to be stopped.”

AG Curtis Hill