WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives will hold a vote to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement on his anticipated vote in favor of both articles of impeachment:
“President Trump committed a crime when he attempted to rig the election in his favor, endanger our national security, and shamelessly try to cover it up. He’s a danger to our democracy, and the evidence gathered over three months of investigations, depositions, and public hearings attest to the fact that he abused his power to extort Ukraine into investigating a political rival.”
“It is a somber day to impeach a President, but his reckless actions and brazen corruption have left Congress with no other choice. Instead of enabling the destructive behaviors of this President, I urge my Senate colleagues—both Republican and Democrat alike—to demand testimony from White House parties and all of the information blocked by President Trump’s cover-up. If the Senate wants to truly assess the guilt of the President, they should not be afraid of learning the truth.
“I based my decision on the facts and will vote to protect our democracy for future generations. I hope my colleagues in the Senate will do the same.”
Click here to watch Rep. Grijalva’s floor speech in favor of impeachment.
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