Langevin Speaks on House Floor Ahead of Vote to Impeach Trump

Jan 13, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) delivered the following remarks earlier today on the House Floor in support of H. Res. 24, a resolution to impeach President Donald J. Trump for a second time. Video of his remarks can be accessed by clicking here.

“Madam Speaker, January 6 was a horrific day for our democracy. The Capitol was breached, the blood of her defenders spilled.

“All because of a lie that the elections were stolen, a lie that has infected this nation as perniciously as the pandemic.

“President Trump is the source of that lie. He has perverted his oath to defend the Constitution, attacking the very foundation of our democracy by inciting his supporters to violence. He is not fit to serve, and he is a danger to our country while he does.

“I, too, pledged to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I will uphold that oath. I will vote to impeach President Trump, and I urge my colleagues to do the same.”