“There is no joy in impeachment, but the President’s actions demand it. Inviting foreign interference in U.S. elections is a threat to our security and democracy.” – U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins, Buffalo, N.Y.
A Statement by U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins representing the Buffalo, New York Area
Posted December 18th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
Supporting Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump
Today (this December 18th, 2019), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the statement below following his vote supporting articles of impeachment against President Trump –
“The only things standing between a democracy and a dictatorship is the separation of powers and the rule of law.”
“As Members of Congress we take an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution compels impeachment of the President for treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
“The solicitation of a favor from the Ukraine President in exchange for personal, political gain is a bribe and an abuse of power. The evidence is clear, the facts are totally undisputed, and the intent is confirmed by the President’s own Ambassador and Chief of Staff.”
“There is no joy in impeachment, but the President’s actions demand it. Inviting foreign interference in U.S. elections is a threat to our security and democracy. Congress has an obligation to serve as the People’s check and balance to the abuse of power.”
“Through the Constitution, the framers sought a nation committed to uphold the promise of justice, integrity and independence. Today the House of Representatives delivered a vote keeping that promise.”
Congressman Higgins also spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives during the impeachment debate. To watch and hear what he had to say, click on –
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