December 18, 2019

DEAR ELLIE AND JAMES: KENNEDY ON IMPEACHMENT

Among first to speak in support of articles of impeachment

Washington, D.C. – On the Floor of the House of Representatives this morning, Congressman Joe Kennedy III read a letter written to his children, Ellie and James, explaining why he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

“Dear Ellie and James,

“This is a moment you will read about in your history books. Today I will vote to impeach the President of the United States. And I want you to know why: He broke our laws. He threatened our security. He abused the highest, most sacred office in our land.

“I want you to know that it does not feel good. I can’t stop thinking about the cost to our country. Not just the impeachable offenses — but the collateral damage of a President who uses power like a weapon against his own people. Erodes our decency. Degrades our dignity.

“I don’t yet know how they will tell the story of this era. But I want to tell you the story of this day. Let the record show that — today — justice won. That we did our job. That we kept our word. That we stood our sacred ground. Let the record show that we did not let you down.

“I love you. Listen to mom. I’ll be home soon.”

To watch Congressman Kennedy’s floor speech, please click here.

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For Immediate Release:
December 18, 2019 

Contact:
Dan Black (202) 225-5931