I have spent my career in service to the American people. I’ve sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution three times in my life, which is why it’s with a heavy heart that I make this announcement.
I believe the Commander in Chief role is the most sacred responsibility of the Presidency, and it is the last place where partisan politics belongs.
We hold this highest of standards because we know the incredible power of that singular office. It is a power that has the potential for doing incredible good, but if corrupted, it weakens America’s national security, international standing and the framework of our very Democracy.
President Trump has violated that sacred trust by urging the Ukranian government to take action against his political opposition. If reports of these dangerous and unconstitutional actions are confirmed, it would show a complete disregard for our Democratic institutions and the responsibilities inherent in being our Commander-in-Chief. This act, along with its ramifications, has led me to conclude that the President has committed an impeachable offense.
I will continue to work to ensure the values of our Constitution are upheld and the truth is fairly pursued.