This morning, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. I wanted to take a moment to write to you about this very serious moment in our country’s history and what will happen next.
When I took office to represent Connecticut’s Fourth District in Congress, I swore a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution. My duty is to uphold that oath.
Our work and investigation over the past few months has found clear evidence of misconduct. President Trump abused the power of his office by soliciting foreign interference in our 2020 elections and obstructed Congress by refusing to cooperate with the investigation, including defying subpoenas for documents and testimony.
His actions have compromised our national security, threatened our integrity and endangered our Constitution and our democracy.
Our responsibility lies with the American people and we must move forward with articles of impeachment.
The next steps in this impeachment process will include the Judiciary Committee recommending each article of impeachment to the full House of Representatives. A vote in the House is expected next week.
It is essential we continue handling this process with the seriousness it demands and while remembering that no one, not even the President, is above the law.
The full text of the articles of impeachment can be read here.