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Congressman Sires' Statement on House Passage of Article of Impeachment Against President Donald Trump

Jan 13, 2021
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) released the following statement after the House passed H.Res. 24, impeaching President Trump, by a vote of 232-197:

“This afternoon, I voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump for inciting insurrection against the Government of the United States. The words and subsequent actions of the President over the past week have indicated that he refuses to take responsibility for his role in the attack on our nation’s Capitol and the Legislative Branch. He has severely undermined our country’s standing around the world and abdicated his authority to lead the United States. The bipartisan effort to impeach the President is not the result of seeking further discord, but of holding accountable a man who has actively worked against the interests of American democracy by sowing doubts about the legitimate outcome of an election he lost, and inciting a riotous mob to storm the Capitol and prevent Congress from formally confirming the 2020 election outcome.”

“Some of my Republican colleagues have called for unity by letting the President get away with his crimes. I want our country to unify as well, and the best way to ensure that outcome is for those who sought to bring down our democratic institutions to answer for their crimes. My vote to impeach the President for a second time is not one taken with joy, but with a solemn obligation to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution; that is what my colleagues and I did today.”