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Congressman Kim Votes to Impeach President Trump

Press Release

By: Andy Kim
By: Andy Kim
Date: Jan. 13, 2021
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) released the following statement in response to a bipartisan vote in the U.S. House to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection which led to the violent and deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

"After my vote today, I will go home and explain to my two boys why it was important to impeach the president. It's a conversation that parents across the country are having right now with their kids; explaining that when someone does something wrong and they violate their oath, there are consequences. It's a conversation that reminds them that nobody, not even the President of the United States, is above the law. And it's a conversation that reminds them that our country -- the same one that gave their grandparents and parents a chance at a good life -- is something worth protecting.

The events of last week have shaken our nation to the core. It is a moment that will define this era and sets a course on the future of this country. We can choose to act and make it clear for future generations that the actions of the President and his supporters will not be tolerated, or we can allow inaction to speak volumes. I have to look my kids in the eye, and my constituents in the eye, and explain that choice. For that, I will always choose standing up for the integrity of the Republic we serve and the protection of the country we call home."

Congressman Kim is a member of the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he serves as one of twelve members of the House tasked with conducting oversight over programs aimed at ending the Coronavirus pandemic and helping address the economic impact it's having on the American people. Congressman Kim is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.