Butterfield Votes for the Impeachment of President Trump
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States:
“The Framers of the Constitution had the wisdom and foresight to give the Congress the ability to protect our democracy against Presidential misconduct through the process of Impeachment. They knew Presidents could be corrupt or abusive with their power, so they wrote Impeachment into our organic law. They prepared us for today and gave us the tools needed to hold President Trump accountable for placing his own personal and political interests above the interests of the American people.
“Since taking office nearly three years ago, President Donald J. Trump has consistently and intentionally divided this country. President Trump has repeatedly solicited foreign interference into our elections. In the case of Ukraine, he attempted to condition military aid and a White House meeting with the President of Ukraine in exchange for the announcement of investigations that would benefit President Trump’s reelection. When Congress is presented with evidence such as this, blatantly undermining our elections and putting the security of the American people at risk, it is our Constitutional duty to act. No one is above the law—not even the President.
“President Trump put himself before country and violated his oath of office. The oath I took is clear— I have sworn to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Based on the evidence before us, I voted in favor of both Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump. No one is above the law.”