Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Statement on Vote to Impeach President Donald Trump

December 18, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) released the following statement regarding the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach President Donald Trump:  

“The first people I spoke to this morning before coming to the historic debate and vote to impeach President Trump were my two sons. Both are at the center of why I fight so hard to tell the truth and protect our democracy.

“That the House voted to hold him accountable for his blatant abuse of power and obstruction of Congress sends a resounding message that we are a nation of laws and no one, not even the President, is above them.

“A sense of duty drives me to push back against any form of corruption within our government, especially within the office of the most powerful position in the world. We can't look away from the crimes he has committed, because if we do, it will set a dangerous precedent that endangers our democracy.

“This is—and always has been—about protecting the future of our nation and our democracy from corruption, abuse of power, criminal coverups, and bribery for generations to come. It was my honor to vote yes today because my two sons, their children, and their children’s children will look back on this time as one where justice prevailed in the people’s House.

“I sincerely hope my Senate colleagues are motivated by the pursuit of justice and share the sense of duty to country and democracy that motivated the House to act today.

“In the meantime, I will continue to shine a light on the ongoing racist abuses of power of this President and fight back against the heartless administration carrying out his dangerous agenda.”