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December 18, 2019

Trone Votes for Articles of Impeachment: “The Facts are Clear”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

Trone Votes for Articles of Impeachment: “The Facts are Clear”

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released the below statement after the two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, passed through the House of Representatives:

“The facts are clear. Witness testimony and other evidence show that the President asked a foreign power to intervene on his behalf in our election process. In doing so, he put his own personal political ambition before the common good of the country, our people, and the Constitution. He obstructed Congress’ legitimate oversight by refusing to comply with subpoenas and directing others not to cooperate with these investigations.

“After careful review and keeping the oath I took to protect and defend the Constitution in mind, today I voted in favor of both articles of impeachment against the President of the United States. 

“This is a sad day for our country, but we must continue moving forward to create a better future for our children. This week, we passed a bipartisan spending bill that increased pay for federal workers by 3.1%, invested $41.7 billion in the NIH for life-saving medical research to find a cure for diseases like Alzheimer’s, and dedicated historic funding to fight the opioid epidemic. As we move forward, I will continue to work on behalf of Maryland’s 6th District in Washington.”

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