Cartwright to vote for impeachment

Posted 12/18/19

SCRANTON, PA — Representative Matt Cartwright, in an opinion piece published in USA Today on Dec. 16 said he would vote for impeachment.

“When it came to impeachment, I have been one …

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Cartwright to vote for impeachment

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SCRANTON, PA — Representative Matt Cartwright, in an opinion piece published in USA Today on Dec. 16 said he would vote for impeachment.

“When it came to impeachment, I have been one of the loudest Democratic voices urging restraint. I voted against long-shot articles of impeachment multiple times over the past three years when they came to the floor.

“Then, a government employee blew the whistle on a July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The whistleblower disclosed that President Trump pressured Zelensky to launch an investigation of a political rival by withholding military aid that by law was supposed to go to Ukraine immediately. Only after the whistle was blown was the aid released. That was too much for me.

“If true, these allegations describe misconduct even worse than that committed by Richard Nixon. Evidence has surfaced that Trump’s actions subverted both national security and American electoral sovereignty, abuses of office that even Nixon never committed.

“In the end, I took only one oath — the one to support, uphold and defend our Constitution. And even though it may be deeply unpopular at times, I intend to remain faithful to it. That is why I will vote to advance both articles of impeachment to the Senate.”

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