This evening, I voted to impeach President Donald Trump.
Over the last few months, the evidence made this clear: the president has abused his power, obstructed Congress, and left us with no choice but to respond to these unprecedented abuses.
My decision didn’t come lightly. I didn’t come to Congress to impeach a president. I ran for Congress because I love our country and want to see us tackle the big challenges we are facing.
When I joined the military, I took an oath to serve my country and defend our Constitution — no matter the cost or personal risk. And when I was sworn into Congress, I took an oath to serve my country and defend our Constitution — no matter the cost or political risk.
That’s why I voted yes today.
I voted yes because the president’s actions are a threat to our national security, our Constitution, and the foundation of our democracy. I voted yes because no man or woman is above the law. I voted yes because it’s time to once again fulfill my oath to our nation and our Constitution. I voted yes because the integrity of our democracy is worth it.
It’s my responsibility to stand on the right side of history even when it’s hard. I’ve never been afraid to fight the tough battles — and service is about putting your personal interests and politics aside to do what is best for your country.
Today was no different.