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Castor Statement on Articles of Impeachment Votes

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Washington, December 18, 2019 | comments
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement ahead of today’s votes in the House of Representatives on articles of impeachment
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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement ahead of today’s votes in the House of Representatives on articles of impeachment:

“The president abused his power. He violated his oath of office. He sought to elevate himself as a dictator or a king, but we are not a monarchy. We are the United States of America. We are a republic, a democracy where the executive doesn’t have absolute power. America was founded on a system of checks and balances. When the president withheld military aid to vulnerable Ukraine and pressed for a personal “favor” to manufacture dirt against a political opponent, he went too far. He undermined America’s national security. He sought to sabotage our elections. He elevated his personal interests over the interests of America. Then he tried to cover up his scandalous behavior and he obstructed the investigation. The president violated his oath of office, but I intend to uphold mine to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. I will vote to impeach President Trump.”

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