Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) Votes To Formally Impeach Donald J. Trump
Congressman Marc Veasey released the following statement after he joined his colleagues on the floor today to vote for formal articles of impeachment against Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States:
“I came to Congress in 2013 to serve the people of North Texas and ensure that our government best serves the people of our great nation. While I have served in the people’s house I have had the privilege of joining my colleagues to vote to lower prescription drug costs, create jobs for North Texans, and restore voting rights—real progress for the people I came to serve.
All of our nation’s progress stands in jeopardy because the occupant of our nation’s highest office is jeopardizing our Constitution. That is why I voted today for both articles of impeachment put forth against our president, because when I took my oath of office I swore to defend the Constitution, even if that meant having to hold the nation’s president accountable.
The decision to impeach our president was one I did not come to easily. However, the recent evidence that has come to light makes it clear that our president abused the power of his office for his personal and political gain, at the expense of our national security.
I want to make sure that my son can grow up knowing that America is a beacon of democracy for countries around the world, and that many brave men and women shed their blood to make our great nation what it is today. However, I cannot do that in good faith until we make sure that the American people know that no one is above the law, not even the occupant of our highest office.”