December 18, 2019

Harris Statement on the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday released a statement following the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach President Donald J. Trump:

“In the United States of America, nobody is above the law. And nobody, especially a president, is exempt from accountability. Our nation’s founders provided Congress with the tool of impeachment because they envisioned a day when a future president would abuse his power and block congressional checks and oversight. Now, Donald J. Trump will go down as only the third president in American history to be impeached.

“I thank my colleagues in the House of Representatives for conducting a thorough investigation that lived up our founders’ expectations. The facts led to two clear and troubling articles of impeachment—all despite unprecedented obstruction from the president.

“It will soon fall on the United States Senate to fulfill its constitutional duty to review the facts of the case and determine whether the president’s actions warrant his removal from office. In the impeachment trial of President Trump, I will fight for truth, fairness, and justice. I urge each of my Senate colleagues to do the same.”

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