Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is one of 21 Republican attorneys general who sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to reject the impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying it would establish “a dangerous historical precedent.”
The letter was sent to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday morning, accuses House Democrats of impeaching President Trump as politically motivated revenge for losing the 2016 presidential election.
“Even an unsuccessful effort to impeach the President undermines the integrity of the 2020 presidential election because it weaponizes a process that should only be initiated in exceedingly rare circumstances and should never be used for partisan purposes,” stated the letter.
The attorneys general argued that the two articles of impeachment passed by the House “erode the separation of powers shared by the executive and legislative branches by subjugating future Presidents to the whims of the majority opposition party in the House of Representatives.”
In addition to Reyes, the letter was signed by the attorneys general of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.
Reyes’ office did not respond to a request for comment.