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Matsui Issues Statement Supporting Articles of Impeachment to Remove President Donald Trump From Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement in support of articles of impeachment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

“Day in and day out, I work tirelessly to serve the Sacramento region, improve people’s lives, and build a better future for our children and grandchildren, including my grandkids Anna and Robby. After carefully reviewing the facts and with our shared future in mind, I voted for both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump,” said Congresswoman Matsui, Sacramento’s voice in Congress. “The facts are crystal clear. Over the past months, the American people heard testimony from 17 brave men and women who are patriots that value our democracy and the imperfect processes we have to protect it under the U.S. Constitution. They endured intimidation and harassment, including from even the President himself. He threatened to withhold Congressionally-approved taxpayer dollars in exchange for dirt on a top political rival and put his own interests before those of the United States. Even more disturbing, he continues to jeopardize our national security by encouraging foreign powers to violate our sovereignty. President Trump refused to testify, and he ordered his staff to refuse as well. On its face, these are impeachable offenses and behavior that better reflects a dictator than the President of the United States.”

“America, not Russia, should determine the result of the next election, and that is why he presents a clear and present danger to the future of our democracy. We must reflect on the kind of government and future we want to leave our children and grandchildren, and we must act now. We need to stand together and stop President Trump, immediately, so that he cannot be allowed to steal the next election.”

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