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Rep. Carson Statement on House Impeachment Vote

Dec 19, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman André Carson, a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach President Donald Trump:

“The vote I have taken to impeach President Trump was done with a heavy heart but with the strongest conviction. The President of the United States takes an oath of office to uphold the Constitution and the laws of this nation. He takes an oath to work as a representative of the people he serves, and a stalwart defender of our nation’s interests abroad. But instead, President Trump abandoned his oath to America in favor of his own personal and political interests. When Congress did its job to hold him accountable, he repeatedly obstructed our efforts.

“Every American should be extremely concerned by these actions. In our country, no one is above the law, not even the president. When my colleagues and I took our Congressional oath of office, we swore to protect the rule of law, and our Constitution. We did that work today, and throughout this impeachment inquiry. The resounding vote in favor of both Articles of Impeachment is a reflection of that thorough, fair, and eye-opening investigation.

“Every day, I am honored to work for Hoosiers in The People’s House. And I never forget that it is 'We The People' who make up this great nation. When a President abuses the power entrusted to them by the people, we all have a responsibility to condemn this behavior in the strongest terms to protect our Democracy. As this impeachment decision moves to the Senate, I urge my colleagues there to put aside partisan politics and defend our nation and its values, not a President who has disrespected both.”