Here’s how Congresswoman Lauren Underwood replied:
Thank you for your message regarding the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts on this sobering issue.
No one is above the law. Not the President, and not members of his Administration. As a Member of Congress, I take seriously my patriotic duty LoAdministration’s policies and conduct. I have done so on a number of issues of importance to our community including health care, climate change, and the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. I will continue to do so.
On October 31, 2019, I voted for and the House passed a resolution that laid out the process for the House’s deliberate and thorough impeachment inquiry. With public hearings and unprecedented transparency, the investigation aimed to uncover all the facts to guard against abuses of power at the highest levels of our government and to ensure foreign interference in our elections never happens again. Let me be clear—no one wins when Congress is compelled to investigate impeachment or bring about Articles of Impeachment. This is a tragedy for our country.
President Trump abused the power of the presidency when he solicited the President of Ukraine to take actions to interfere in the upcoming U.S. presidential election to harm his political rivals. Furthermore, the President and members of his Administration threatened our national security by withholding critical security assistance meant to counter Russian aggression. These undisputed facts show President Trump violated his oath to uphold the Constitution, endangered our national security, and undermined the integrity of our elections.
Disturbingly, these activities fit a pattern exhibited in the findings of the Special Counsel’s Report. The Report lays out substantial evidence that the President’s campaign worked with a foreign adversary to influence the 2016 election. I find this extremely concerning, especially given the well-documented foreign attacks on Illinois’ state election system.
On December 10, 2019, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee introduced a resolution containing two Articles of Impeachment based on the findings of the inquiry—(1) for Abuse of Power regarding the President’s solicitation of foreign interference in the 2020 election; and (2) for Obstruction of Congress as it carried out its constitutionally prescribed oversight duties. I am reviewing these articles and the underlying evidence closely over the coming days, and I assure you, I will keep your thoughts in mind as I do so.
While these proceedings continue, I remain focused on the critically important work before us: making health care more affordable and protecting access to care for people with preexisting conditions, protecting our environment and addressing climate change, and ending the suicide epidemic among veterans. I am also committed to ensuring my team and I are accessible and responsive to you. Please visit my West Chicago or Woodstock offices, or attend one of my many public events.
Thank you again for your message. I value hearing from you on these important issues that impact our community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further thoughts or concerns.
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Anyone who supports impeachment willing to share Underwood’s reply for posrting?