Levin Announces Support for Articles of Impeachment
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) announced he will consponsor Congressmen David Cicilline (RI-01), Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Ted Lieu (CA-33)’s resolution calling for the impeachment of President Trump:
“Yesterday, the President of the United States instigated a violent mob to raid, loot and defile the United States Capitol in an effort to overturn the results of November’s election. When it became clear beyond any shadow of a doubt that this riot endangered American lives, he praised these domestic terrorists, refused to tell them unequivocally to stand down and repeated the lies that spurred their actions in the first place. He refused to call in the National Guard to secure the Capitol, forcing others to go around him and wasting precious time.
“As a result of this act of terror, prompted by our commander in chief, four Americans are dead, others are injured, and America is shaken to its core.
“Thirteen days from now, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the next President of the United States. It is 13 days too many. I will not wait patiently as Donald Trump desecrates the Constitution he swore to uphold, because I swore an oath, too. I swore to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
“That is why I must support the immediate impeachment and removal of Donald J. Trump. He must be held accountable, and he must be prevented from holding public office and wielding that power ever again.”