December 18, 2019

Moulton Statement on the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) and a majority of the House of Representatives voted to impeach the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.   Moulton made the following statement:

“No president in history has done so much damage to our institutions, to our Constitution, or to our values. When our Founders expressed their fears of foreign interference in our elections, even they must never have imagined that a U.S. president would solicit and sanction it. And all our past presidents, even those under impeachment inquiries themselves, ultimately respected the Constitutional responsibilities of Congress; by obstructing testimony from members of his Administration, President Trump has flagrantly violated them.

I swore an oath, as a United States Marine and as a Member of Congress, to protect and defend the Constitution unconditionally. Today, that oath compelled me to vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The standards to which we hold the president today set the precedent for future presidents and future generations. History will judge whether, in this time of great division, our leaders put our country first and upheld the American principles of our government: that all are created equal, that no one is above the law, and that we are all responsible for building a freer and more perfect Union.”