Top Pennsylvania Lawmaker Calls for Impeachment

Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is proposing a resolution calling for the impeachment of the Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf on the basis that Wolf has “violated a number of our God-given rights affirmed in the United States Constitution.”

Last last week, Metcalfe sent a memo to fellow lawmakers asking for their support of a resolution to impeach Governor Wolf because of executive actions which have “violated our citizens’ rights in many devastating ways.”

His failure to adequately administer our unemployment compensation system has made it so that countless Pennsylvanians who have recently become unemployed due to his orders have been unable to collect the benefits they require to meet their basic needs.

His focus on restraining business is particularly disturbing, as the majority of deaths due to the pandemic have been residents of long-term care facilities. The governor should have focused his attention there, but he has entirely failed to implement a comprehensive state plan to protect our most vulnerable citizens who reside in nursing homes, which have had inadequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment and testing kits throughout the outbreak.

As Gov. Wolf has violated so many of our fundamental rights as citizens of the Commonwealth, I will be introducing a resolution impeaching the governor and exhibiting Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. His actions plainly constitute the misbehavior in office required for his impeachment under the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Metcalfe concluded that “No individual or office is above the law.”

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