Senator Says Her Job is to Uphold Constitution and Rule of Law; Supports Full and Fair Process to Lay Out Facts

WASHINGTON, D.C. [09/24/19]—Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) released the following statement:

“I support the House beginning impeachment proceedings, as a matter of national security, and protecting the rule of law and our Constitution.

“Amid reports that the President asked or even actively pressured Ukraine, a foreign government, to interfere in our country’s democracy by undermining a political opponent, we must fully and fairly open a process to lay out all the facts.

“Such an inquiry—which is different from removal from office—is serious. Impeachment is the only way in our system of constitutional checks and balances to establish whether a President has abused his power and put his own interests ahead of our national security and the rule of law. My job as Senator is to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law, and I must fulfill my responsibility to listen to all the evidence before making a final judgement.”

This statement was originally posted on Sen. Smith’s official Senate Facebook page, which you can access here.

 

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