Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today issued the following statement regarding the impeachment of President Donald Trump:
“For years, the president has careened from shameful actions to inhumane policies to outright disregard for the rule of law. He has continually put his self-interest and profits above his duty to both the Constitution and the American people. Now evidence suggests that President Trump has extorted a foreign government to manufacture evidence against a political opponent. This action--and the lies and obfuscation that surround it—yet again crosses the line both constitutionally and legally.
I intend to vote for articles of impeachment that detail President Trump’s high crimes and misdemeanors. I was elected to uphold the constitutional duties of a Member of Congress, including holding the president accountable. It is time to hold this president accountable.”