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Murphy Votes to Impeach the President for Incitement of Insurrection

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Washington, January 13, 2021 | comments

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., voted to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in inciting an insurrection and a violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol on Jan., 6, 2021. In a video statement, Murphy denounced the violence perpetrated by the mob last week and called on Americans to unite behind the need to hold the President accountable for his actions.

“Today’s impeachment is not about dividing this country. It’s about uniting all patriotic Americans against the unconstitutional actions of an out-of-control president—a president who incited insurrection against our great nation,” said Murphy. “I’m proud both Democrats and Republicans voted to hold the President accountable for his actions. We voted to fulfill our constitutional, moral, and patriotic obligation to safeguard our democracy.”

To view her video statement, click here. A full transcript of her remarks can be found below.

Hello everyone.

I’m speaking to you today with a heavy heart. But also with a sense of resolve.
That’s because I voted to impeach the President of the United States.

Many of you know my story.
When I was a child, my family fled a communist dictatorship in Vietnam.
We were rescued by the U.S. Navy and given refuge in America.
This country saved our lives and gave us a new beginning.

That’s why last week’s attack broke my heart.
A violent mob assaulted the U.S. Capitol.
They defiled our democracy.
They murdered a police officer.
And they tried to destroy everything that is good and right and honorable about America.

The mob was incited by the President.
Based on an absolute lie—the complete fiction that the 2020 election was not free and fair.
This, to me, is an impeachable offense.

Let me be clear. Today’s impeachment is not about dividing this country.

It’s about uniting all patriotic Americans against the unconstitutional actions of an out-of-control president—a  president who incited insurrection against our great nation.

You know, I’m proud both Democrats and Republicans voted to hold the President accountable for his actions. We voted to fulfill our constitutional, moral, and patriotic obligation to safeguard our democracy.

This is a dark chapter in America—and healing will take time.

I, for one, will never let terrorists extinguish America’s light as the shining city on a hill; the beacon of hope, liberty, and peace for the world.

I’m hopeful that tomorrow will be a brighter day, and I’ll never stop fighting for the country I love.  

 

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