Democrat Lawmaker Tells Kids Why He’s Voting to Impeach Trump

By Melanie Arter | December 18, 2019 | 11:46am EST
(Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)
(Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) took to the House floor on Wednesday to explain to his three-year-old and one-year-old kids why he’s voting to impeach President Donald Trump.

The congressman said he doesn’t “feel good” about impeaching the president, but he feels he has to because he “broke our laws … threatened our security,” and “abused the highest, most sacred office in our land.”

“Let the record show that today justice won, that we did our job, that we kept our word, that we stood our sacred ground. Let the record show that we did not let you down” he said.

Kennedy ends his speech, saying, “Listen to Mom. I’ll be home soon.”

Here is his speech in its entirety:

 

Dear Ellie and James, 

This is a moment that you’ll read about in your history books. Today, I will vote to impeach the president of the United States, and I want you to know why. He broke our laws. He threatened our security. He abused the highest, most sacred office in our land. 

I want you to know that it does not feel good. I can’t stop thinking about the cost to our country, not just impeachable offenses, but the collateral damage of a president who uses power like a weapon against his own people, erodes our decency, degrades our dignity.. I don’t yet know how they will tell the story of this era, but I want to tell you the story of this day.

Let the record show that today justice won, that we did our job, that we kept our word, that we stood our sacred ground. Let the record show that we did not let you down.

I love you. Listen to Mom. I’ll be home soon.
 



 

 

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