We might be disheartened. That’s understandable. But, we must refocus. We must reactivate. For 240 years, all that we have won together as a country was won in the face of adversity, anxiety, and the temptation to just give up.
I’m very proud of two votes we took in the House to reassert our Constitutional authority regarding any declarations of war that risks American lives and our national security.
Before casting my vote today on impeachment, I read the articles, studied the evidence and listened to public testimony in hearings from credible witnesses who have served this country with honor. The facts are not in dispute.
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.
During last week’s stunning hearings, the House Intelligence Committee heard from dedicated public servants with deep wells of experience serving our country. Ambassador William Taylor, Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent and former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch displayed courage and honor as they came forward to answer questions and explain what happened.
This week begins the next phase of uncovering the full extent of President Donald Trump’s abuse of power when he extorted a new and vulnerable Ukrainian president.
The compelling evidence and testimony we heard from the President’s own diplomats makes the obvious even more clear. President Donald Trump abused the power of the presidency for his own personal gain and placed his own political interests above national security interests.
The President’s contradictory actions, admiration for dictatorial strongmen and incoherent strategy on display this past week in Syria have led to victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his client, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Asaad.
I first announced my support for an impeachment inquiry several months ago, a decision I did not make lightly. I listened to my constituents and came to the conclusion Donald Trump had committed numerous impeachable offenses.
Monday said that it would be “an impeachable offense” for President Trump to discuss former Vice President Joe Biden during a phone call with the Ukrainian president.