Lofgren Speaks on her Fourth Presidential Impeachment on House Floor
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Impeachment Manager in the first trial of Donald Trump, today urged colleagues to support H.Res.24, Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Her remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow:
“M. Speaker, I’m the only Member of Congress who’s 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.”