December 19, 2019 

LAWT News Service 


Congresswoman Barbara Lee voted to impeach President Donald Trump. Congresswoman Lee voted in favor of both Articles of Impeachment. She gave the following speech on the House floor:


“I am saddened but not shocked that we are here today considering articles of impeachment against President Trump.


“I am saddened but not shocked – because of the pattern of corruption we have seen from this President.


“I am saddened but not shocked – because this President has routinely shown his disregard of Congress and the rule of law.


“The facts are not in dispute. The President abused his power, defied the public’s trust, and betrayed his oath of office.


“He undermined our elections by corruptly soliciting foreign interference in our elections to benefit his own reelection effort.


“Then he obstructed Congress every step of the way in an effort to cover it all up.


“Donald Trump has been – and remains – a threat to our national security, a clear danger to our democracy, and wholly unfit to serve as President of the United States.


“We have an obligation to act today to uphold the constitution, but also to show our children and grandchildren that no one is above the law. And that includes the President of the United States.”


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