Feb. 22, 2021

HARRISBURG — Today, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and 29 co-sponsors introduced House Resolution 56 calling for the impeachment of Gov. Tom Wolf.

The language of the five articles of impeachment can be reviewed here.

Metcalfe also issued the following statement:

“On Friday, the governor issued the fourth renewal of his 90-day COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Declaration. Even though these proclamations are by definition temporary, the governor is once again abusing his emergency powers to wreak havoc on millions of Commonwealth citizens that have already been crushed by his unconstitutional business lockdown and stay-at-home orders.

“During a Fox News interview on Feb.13, while calling for a federal investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mishandling of COVID-19, U.S. Congressman Tom Reed indicated that there is evidence that Tom Wolf cookie-cuttered and imposed Cuomo’s lethal nursing home orders across Pennsylvania.

“Regardless of the level of collaboration between Wolf and Cuomo, the majority of all COVID-19-related fatalities in this Commonwealth are directly connected to Wolf and his former health secretary’s unconscionable order to admit infected COVID-19 patients into Pennsylvania nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

“While I applaud the eight Pennsylvania congressmen who recently sent a letter calling for a similar statewide investigation, waiting on Attorney General Josh Shapiro to actually do his job and investigate the governor’s catastrophic nursing home policies is a colossal waste of time.

“This all-encompassing impeachment resolution is the most practical option available to hold Tom Wolf fully accountable for his tyrannical abuse of emergency powers that have inflicted far more harm than the virus, decimated our economy and continue to violate so many of our fundamental rights.

“No individual or regime is above the law. The time for Wolf’s impeachment and removal from office is long overdue.”

Representative Daryl Metcalfe
12th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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