President Donald Trump has admitted to asking the Ukrainian president to investigate a political rival.
This alone is an impeachable offense.
Even worse, Trump instructed his administration to withhold Congressionally-approved security funding to help Ukraine defend itself from Russia.
Trump’s abuse of power must be held to account.
That’s why I made a decision to call for Congress to move forward with articles of impeachment.
I did not arrive at this decision lightly and while it might not be politically expedient, I believe it is my duty as a Member of Congress to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
You can also watch a video of my statement on Morning Joe here: