Washington, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the House passage of articles of impeachment against President Trump:
“No one came to Congress to impeach a president. We came here to solve the mighty issues that impact the lives of the constituents we pledged to serve.
“But this moment has found us. The facts are clear, President Trump abused the power of his office for personal gain.
“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives reached a critical point in time where our love of country compelled action and our duty to this republic mandated that we do what’s right.
“The president’s behavior is so blatantly wrong that ignoring his abuses of power would be abdicating the oath we made to protect this country and our Constitution.”