ALBUQUERQUE, NM —Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce released the following statement in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry:

“Today’s announcement makes it clear, Democrats have a singular focus on impeaching the President. The President has been clear about his call with Ukraine and will release the transcript tomorrow. Democrats need to place less emphasis on impeachment and focus on issues that matter to the United States, including border security and passing the United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement. Once again, Democrats in our state and across the country are not working for the American people and instead are focusing their energy on an impeachment fishing expedition, which the majority of our nation is against.

“We should be calling attention toward Joe Biden, he should release the transcripts of his calls as Vice President with Ukrainian and Chinese leaders. The evidence suggests there are strong reasons for investigations."