December 18, 2019

KENNEDY STATEMENT ON IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement after voting for both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

“Impeaching this President is more than an indictment of one man’s actions, it is a protective shield around the most powerful democratic office on earth. This is not a moment to celebrate. But it is a moment to be grateful that our system worked as it should, flexing muscle against those who sought to corrupt and abuse it for personal gain.

“In his attempts to bribe and extort a vulnerable ally, President Trump forced Congress to reckon with his reckless abuse of office. By withholding evidence, threatening witnesses and silencing accomplices, his obstruction only further defined a man who fundamentally believes laws do not apply to him. A failure to impeach him would not just be a failure of justice, but would give him and future presidents license to act with continued disregard for our nation’s laws.

“If Senate Republicans choose complicity in his crimes against the American public, there will be damage to our government that lasts generations. History will harshly judge those who chose power over justice.”

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For Immediate Release:
December 18, 2019 

Contact:
Dan Black (202) 225-5931