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Rep. Carson Statement on Drafting Articles of Impeachment

Dec 5, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman André Carson, a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after Speaker Pelosi called on the House to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

“Speaker Pelosi has made the right decision. In fact, it’s the only reasonable decision she could have made when faced with the facts our impeachment inquiry has uncovered. I have been heavily involved in this process, participating in a number of depositions and hearings with principled public servants and military officers. They all led us to the same conclusion: the president abused his power, compromised our national security for personal gain, and violated his oath of office.

“These offenses are egregious. Congress would not be doing its job if we did not condemn this unacceptable behavior through the strongest oversight tools at our disposal. It’s disheartening that we have reached this point, but the president’s actions have left us no choice. We must proceed with this process in order to secure the tenets of our democracy and protect the republic.”