STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSMAN JOE MORELLE ON IMPEACHMENT
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement:
“The President’s disturbing pattern of unlawful behavior is an offense to the very principles and ideals our nation was founded upon and clearly demonstrates that he believes the laws of the United States do not apply to him. Therefore, I believe it is in the national interest that the United States House of Representatives moves forward with impeachment proceedings.
“I took an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic” and, by extension, to safeguard the American people from the President’s contempt for our nation’s rule of law.
“This is a profoundly sad moment in our nation’s history and I do not make this decision lightly. But with each passing day, it is becoming increasingly and alarmingly evident that Donald Trump sought to use the office of the Presidency to leverage a foreign government for his own political benefit, jeopardizing the security of our nation and demonstrating his continued disdain for the best interests of the United States of America.
“Our children are watching – for their futures, and the future of our democracy, we must stand up and fight to ensure the soul of our nation remains good, just, and fair.”