Zoe Lofgren

Remarks on impeachment of Donald J. Trump - Jan. 13, 2021

Zoe Lofgren
January 13, 2021
House impeachment proceedings for President Donald J. Trump
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Madam Speaker, I'm the only member of Congress who has been involved in all three of the last presidential impeachments. Those were long proceedings. Today we don't need a long investigation to know the President incited right-wing terrorists to attack the Congress, to try to overturn constitutional government. The actions were in public, plain as day. His actions are the most serious offense against our Constitution and our country. They are impeachable acts. The founders devised the impeachment clause to protect against a president who would threaten constitutional order. If we don't act now, the impeachment clause would essentially be meaningless. Faced with these facts, if we don't impeach to protect our country, we will fail our own oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and, yes, domestic. We have no choice, we must impeach. God bless America.

Lofgren, Z. [C-SPAN]. (2021, January 13). U.S. House: Debate on Impeachment Resolution Against President Trump [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjoOoCgubLY] Retrieved on February 16, 2022 from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb--64Gl51jIEVE-GLDAVTg.