Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-1) announced on Tuesday she will vote for the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
“On Jan. 3 of this year, I had the distinct honor and privilege to raise my right hand on behalf of my neighbors across Iowa’s First Congressional District and swear I would support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I would bear true faith and allegiance to the same,” her statement read. “I think of that oath, and my constituents who I’m grateful to serve, every day. Tomorrow, after reviewing months of testimony from national security experts, our intelligence community and the words and actions of the President of the United States, I will continue to uphold that oath. I will be supporting both articles of impeachment and honor my duty to defend our constitution and democracy from abuse of power at the highest level.”
Finkenauer said the decision is not about politics.
“It’s about facts, dignity in public service and honoring those who fought and continue to fight to protect our sacred democracy. I’ll continue to do my job with the same values and respect I grew up with here in Iowa. It will soon be up to our U.S. Senators if they choose to do the same.”