At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Greg Gianforte blasted committee Democrats for their focus on impeaching President Trump. He believes their priorities are misplaced.

“The committee held its first hearing this week, and by all of observers, it was a circus,” said Gianforte. “There were clowns, tightrope walkers, firebreathers, and shell games. The only thing missing was a big top. Democrats have spent the last three years grasping at straws to reverse the results of the 2016 Presidential Election.”

Gianforte believes there are serious issues confronting our country that the committee should be focusing on.

“One of these serious issues is addressing our broken immigration system,” Gianforte said. “In May, Americans saw the highest number of border apprehensions in one month in 13 years. I visited the southern border in Arizona and saw the crisis first hand. Ranchers I talked to described finding dead bodies on their properties. When I talked with border patrol agents, they told me they need more equipment, better body armor and physical barriers that actually work.”

Gianforte says episodes of mass violence have shaken the United States.

“Cowardly individuals attack and kill innocent Americans in acts of domestic violence,” Gianforte said. “To address this crisis, Democrats propose infringing on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. How would H.R. 8 prevent tragedies of mass violence? It wouldn’t. These efforts undermine the rights of lawful gun owners. Do you know who won’t be impacted by these false hope laws? Criminals.”

Gianforte thinks the committee should focus on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals by prosecuting convicted criminals that try to purchase guns. According to Gianforte, the Judiciary Committee has been taken over by “impeachment fever.”

“If you have to investigate something, if your fever just won’t break, maybe you could bring in Inspector General Horowitz from the Justice Department to discuss the actions of the FBI, CIA, and Special Counsel,” said Gianforte. “Maybe you could do more than take a shallow look at the deep state.”