Impeachment is one of the most serious and most important tools that Congress has to hold elected officials accountable. In December of 2019, President Trump became only the fourth President in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. This serious action stems from President Trump's withholding nearly $400 million in U.S. aid to Ukraine until its government agreed to investigate one of his politial rivals. These actions threatened our national security and betrayed the American people.
After news of these actions broke, the House opened up an impeachment inquiry. As a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, one of the congressional committees leading this investigation, I have been honored to play a large role in this vital mission to hold the President accountable to the American people.
I joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting for the Articles of Impeachment against the President -- Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress.