Thursday, December 19, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER STATEMENT ON IMPEACHMENT: 'I DO NOT HATE THIS PRESIDENT, I PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'
One of the most important updates from Kansas City's top elected official. Here's the word for those who haven't read it yet . . .
Cleaver's Statement Following Votes to Pass Articles of Impeachment
Washington, D.C.) – United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) released the following statement after voting to support both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Impeachment, at least for me, is a stomach-churning experience. I do not hate this President. In fact, in my faith tradition, we are taught to pray for “kings and all those in authority.” Therefore, I pray for President Trump. When the day is spent, I kneel beside my bed and pray for our leaders and for the reconciliation of our nation.
My votes to support the articles of impeachment were not based out of hate for the President, but rather out of love for this country and the values imbued in our constitution. Sadly, the President perverted the powers granted to him by the constitution in an effort to coerce a foreign government into interfering in our sacred elections. When this was discovered and courageously reported by a nonpartisan career service official, the President stonewalled Congress and our constitutional right to provide oversight of the Executive Branch, seemingly, to cover up his misdeeds.
In the United States of America, no one is above the law. Not you, not I, and, as our founders made unequivocally clear, not the President. In the aftermath of this impeachment vote, I am praying that all Americans will dedicate themselves to the proposition that we will not allow our future to bear any resemblance to our present.
READ: White House Responds to Impeachment Vote
You decide . . .