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McCollum Statement on Passage of Resolution for Open Hearings on Trump’s Abuse of Power

October 31, 2019
Press Release
H.Res.660 establishes next phase of impeachment inquiry

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after the House passed H.Res.660, establishing the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump:

“The President of the United States and Republicans in Congress want the American people to view presidential conduct that abuses power, is blatantly corrupt, and undermines our national security as normal. But it’s far from normal: Donald Trump’s actions are a stain on the presidency and violate his oath of office. I, too, swore an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution’ and my vote today to advance the impeachment inquiry is a step towards fulfilling my constitutional duty. The American people will now hear from witnesses with detailed information about actions taken by this White House and the president that put at risk our national security and the security of the 2020 election. The sole remedy to protect our democracy and citizens from an abusive, dangerous, and corrupt president is impeachment, and we are formally on a path toward impeaching Donald Trump.”

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