December 18, 2019
Rep. Pressley Speaks in Support of Articles of Impeachment
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) spoke on the House floor in support of the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump. In her remarks, Congresswoman Pressley described today’s vote inquiry as both “patriotic” and “uniquely American.” Congresswoman Pressley has been a long standing advocate for impeachment: she announced her support for impeachment in April, following the public release of Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Congresswoman Pressley’s full remarks are below and can be viewed here.
Remarks As Prepared for Delivery
Madam Speaker, I rise today to protect our democracy. Today we take a stand against corruption and abuses of power. What we are doing here today is not only patriotic, it is uniquely American. America, IS a story of ordinary people confronting abuses of power with the steadfast pursuit of justice. Throughout our history the oppressed have been relegated to the margins by the powerful.
And each time we have fought back. Deliberate in our approach. Clear eyed.
Each generation has fought for the preservation of our democracy. And that is what brings us to the House floor today. Efficient and effective in the pursuit of the truth, Congress has done its due diligence.
Today, we send a clear message.
We will not tolerate abuses of power from the President of the United States of America. The future of this nation rests in our hands. It is with a heavy heart but a resolved one, and because I believe our democracy is worth fighting for, I will vote to impeach Donald J. Trump.
I urge my colleagues to do the same.
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