Steve Scalise: Impeachment Will Only Further Divide A Nation That Is Calling out for Healing

‘Maybe we should follow some of Lincoln’s wisdom that he’s imparted upon us in moments like this’


SCALISE: “So let’s keep that in mind. It will only serve to further divide a nation that is calling out for healing. Madam speaker, many speakers today have invoked one of our nation’s greatest leaders, president Abraham Lincoln. Maybe we should follow some of Lincoln’s wisdom that he’s imparted upon us in moments like this. As Abraham Lincoln was giving his second inaugural address, in March of 1865, Lincoln issued us a challenge. This is what he said. With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as god gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan. To do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace. Among ourselves and with all our nations. Madam speaker, at times like these, let us not reach out to our darkest demons but instead, like Lincoln, seek higher ground. May God bless this great United States of America. I yield back. The speaker pro tempore: The gentleman from New York is recognized.”

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