Wednesday, September 25, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS REP. SHARICE DAVIDS NOW SUPPORTS 'FIRST STEP' IN PREZ TRUMP IMPEACHMENT PROCESS!!!
This morning we noted a great deal of frustration from her constituents regarding a cautious stance regarding the political fate of the Commander-In-Chief. Now at the end of the day, Rep. Sharice Davids submits to the majority of her loudest supporters and joins the effort to push impeachment against Prez Trump.
Here's the statements and relevant highlights . . .
Rep. Sharice Davids Statement on House Impeachment Inquiry
Representative Sharice Davids issued the following statement on the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump:
The people of Kansas’ Third District elected me to represent our community and our values. We expect our leaders to be thoughtful, to work hard and to make sure they have all the facts before they act. I carry that weight with me in all the decisions I make – whether it’s co-sponsoring a bill, or making a decision as consequential as whether to invoke Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution to pursue impeachment.
I also carry the weight of my sworn oath as a member of Congress to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.
After careful deliberation, I am supporting the House of Representatives taking the first step in an impeachment process, beginning an impeachment inquiry.
On Monday, I called on the Trump Administration to turn over the transcript of the phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian government.
The White House today released an approximation of that call, clearly showing that President Trump abused his power and invited foreign interference into our elections – the very basis of our democracy – for his own political gain.
And this was all according to the version his Administration was willing to release to the public.
While these developments are alarming enough on their own, it was also confirmed by the President that he was withholding military aid from Ukraine at the time of the call.
I have long said that I trust my House colleagues on the committees of jurisdiction as they conduct oversight and investigate the Trump Administration. But these new allegations need to be investigated separate and apart from any other oversight being conducted by the House of Representatives.
These allegations leave the House with no other option than to begin an impeachment inquiry, which allows us to use the full power of our chamber and all the tools at our disposal to uncover the truth. We must follow the facts, wherever they lead.
I did not arrive at this decision lightly or without full deliberation. I listened closely to the Kansans who reached out to my office. I read and evaluated the White House’s version of the call in question. And I fully expect to read the whistleblower report that the Administration turned over to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees this evening.
Ultimately, this is about the rule of law. Our country has laws to protect whistleblowers and to protect the security of our elections, both of which are fundamental to our democracy. It’s my responsibility as a member of Congress to uphold those laws and to protect the Constitution.
It also remains my responsibility to deliver results for the people of Kansas – focusing on health care, infrastructure, constituent services and the issues that Kansans talk about at the kitchen table each night. I can and will continue my work in these areas while I uphold the oath I took when I was sworn into office.
Let me be clear: Congress being compelled to open an impeachment inquiry is nothing to celebrate. This is a sad moment for our country, but it is the right thing to do.
Accordingly, check out some of our favorite news links we wanted to share on the topic from both a local & national perspective . . .
NBC: Majority of House members now back some type of impeachment action against Trump
Fox News: Trump-Ukraine transcript controversy a 'pretext' for impeachment attempt after previous flops
KCTV5: UMKC political science professor breaks down impeachment process
New Yorker: “Do Us a Favor” -- The Forty-eight Hours That Sealed Trump’s Impeachment
538: If This Is Trump’s Best Case, The Ukraine Scandal Is Looking Really Bad For Him
Daily Caller: Jim Acosta Yells Impeachment Question Following Trump Press Conference
In Style: Ashton Kutcher Wants Donald Trump Impeached After Meeting with the Ukrainian President
USA Today: 'I thought it was dead': Donald Trump says he thought he had escaped impeachment after Mueller report
You decide . . .