FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Congressional candidate Christopher Armitage releases the following statement, in response to the launch of an official impeachment inquiry against the President of the United States:
Congressional leadership has fulfilled their oath to protect and defend the US Constitution. This impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump is long overdue and hopefully we get to see a type of justice that rarely occurs in this country, where the rich and powerful face true consequences for their actions. As a member of the US Air Force, I took a similar oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Donald Trump has continued to push the line of how far people are willing to go to defend his behavior. We see that once again, as Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers issues yet another statement proving she will always put the interests of her party over the best interests of our nation. Time and time again she supports covering up the abuses of power by this president, rather than supporting the efforts to gather the facts.
McMorris Rodgers calls the announcement of the impeachment investigation “unfounded conclusions” by “a hyper-partisan political climate.” After the number of investigations she pushed against the Obama administration, one should reasonably think that she would understand INVESTIGATIONS ARE HOW WE GATHER THE FACTS!
It seems to suggest that McMorris Rodgers is opposing the investigation, because she does not want the facts known. Every time wrongdoing is alleged against Donald Trump, she’s got a statement on standby to provide platitudes rather than answers.
Eastern Washington deserves a representative who will stand up against the abuse of power, even if it comes from within their own party. The allegations against the President of the United States accuses him of TREASON.
I support the impeachment inquiry and Donald Trump’s removal from office if the facts merit.