Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García’s Statement on the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

December 18, 2019
Press Release
“The President is unfit to serve”

Washington, D.C . - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors:

“Today’s vote to impeach the President is sobering. While I have deep disagreements with President Trump on immigration, health care, climate change and other policy areas, I did not come to Washington to impeach the President. I came to represent the voices of my constituents and I take my duty very seriously.

“The facts tell a disturbing yet highly consistent story.  The President’s misdeeds have been verified by an immense body of evidence and the testimony of dozens of witnesses--including civil servants and constitutional scholars of the highest caliber.  President Trump abused his power to bribe  another country for his own personal and political gain. This is wrong. 

“I voted to impeach President Trump to do right by my constituents, the future of our democracy, and to uphold the rule of law and my oath to defend the Constitution. The facts are clear. The President obstructed Congressional investigations by instructing his accomplices to ignore compulsory calls to testify before Congress. No matter how he tries to spin it, President Trump violated the Constitution and must be held accountable. Regrettably, House and Senate Republicans are going along with the President’s lies and attempts to cover up his actions.

“No one is above the law, not even the President. 

“Donald Trump indisputably violated the Constitution and is, without a shadow of a doubt, no longer fit to discharge the duties of the President of the United States of America.”

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