Houlahan Votes To Impeach The President
Washington, January 13, 2021
Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to impeach President Trump after he incited a violent attack on the United States Capitol. This was a bipartisan impeachment with a final vote of 232-197. She issued the following statement:
“A domestic terrorist attack occurred on American soil against our country’s very Capital,” said Houlahan. “This attack was incited by the President of the United States; his actions are a clear and present threat not only to our Democratic Republic but also to our national security.
“The President has abdicated his responsibility to safeguard this nation. In accordance with my oath of office to defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic, I voted today to impeach the President.
“I do not take this vote lightly. There is such division in this country, and I believe that we must do everything in our power as elected leaders to heal this nation. I am committed to that healing process.
“But I am simultaneously bound by the Constitution, something I have sworn to protect and defend as a member of Congress and an officer in the U.S. Air Force. That oath, that commitment to community and country, must be upheld by all leaders in order for this great experiment that is the United States to continue.”
Representative Houlahan spoke on the House Floor today. Below are her remarks:
Last evening an 11-year-old girl joined our telephone town hall. Her question shook me to my core. She was worried about the future of this great nation, and I am too.
That is why I must move forward with impeachment of this President.
He has endangered this nation.
He has betrayed his oath.
I do this now for all of us, for our Constitution and for this Republic.
I do this to tell the world that this great democracy will stand, and no one is above the law.
And I do this for our future generations
I urge us all to unite and to vote “yes” on impeachment.
Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, an educator, and a nonprofit leader. She represents Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Chester County and southern Berks County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Small Business Committee.