Washington, DC - Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement regarding tomorrow’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on whether to impeach President Donald Trump.

"I take no joy in my decision to vote to impeach President Trump.

"But given the facts presented, I’ve come to the grave conclusion that the President abused his position of power to such a degree that we have no choice but to act.

"No President, Republican or Democratic, is above the law. No President should be allowed to leverage our national security for their personal political benefit. No President should ask foreign governments to interfere in our elections. No President should obstruct Congress’ constitutionally mandated duty to provide oversight of the Executive Branch.

"I want to thank the brave men and women from the State Department and National Security Council who were willing to put their careers and reputations on the line to bear witness to the misdeeds of this President and his administration. Without their courage none of this information would have come to light.

"This is a sad, painful, and divisive situation for our nation. But impeachment is the direct result of the President’s own words and actions. And we have a duty to our Oath of Office and the Constitution to not stand silent."

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