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Swalwell Statement on Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and of the House Committee on the Judiciary, issued the following statement Wednesday:

“Today, I not only voted for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, I voted for our national security, for our election’s integrity, and for our Constitution’s sanctity.

“Donald Trump is using the presidency to put his personal gain over our national interests. He is using our taxpayer dollars and foreign interference to cheat the next election. In our investigation, no critical fact has been in serious dispute.

“I came to Congress to fight for those living in California’s 15th District. Bringing down the cost of living, ending gun violence, and lessening the burden of student loan debt remain my top priorities, but I could not sit idly by and watch a president ignore our laws and Constitution.

“Our Founders did not leave us helpless to an abusive president. The people of kingdoms and dictatorships may be helpful to such abuses, but we citizens of a democracy have the remedy of impeachment.

“President Trump is on a constitutional crime spree. But we have proof – through our investigation – that courage can stop his corruption. The courage of public servant patriots to come forward got Ukraine the aid the president was withholding. Our standing up to the president’s ongoing abuses of power is our only hope for protecting our national security, elections, and Constitution.”

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