Rep. Conor Lamb Say He Will Vote To Impeach President Donald Trump

Lamb tells KDKA Radio he knows the situation is divisive but Congress can't ignore facts

Marty Griffin
December 12, 2019 - 11:15 am

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WASHINGTON (Newsradio 1020 KDKA/AP) - Congressman Conor Lamb says he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

Lamb, who represents the 17th district of PA, tells KDKA Radio’s Marty Griffin he will vote for both article of impeachment.

Those articles accuse Trump of abuse of power and another accuses him of obstruction of Congress.

“And I intend to vote for both articles and I do that knowing that removal is one possible consequence but that’s not actually a decision for the House, that’s a decision for the U.S. Senate and if the impeachment articles pass the House President Trump is going to get a fair trial in the Senate,” said Lamb.

Lamb says he knows the impeachment process is divisive but in his opinion the facts are clear and Congress needs to do their job.

“At the end of the day we’re being confronted with certain facts down here about what happened and what the president did and the way that that compromised our national security and we can’t ignore those facts, some people might want to but we can’t, we weren’t elected to do that,” said Lamb.

The Mount Lebanon Democrat is a former federal prosecutor and Marine.

The House Judiciary Committee launched a lively, marathon session Thursday ahead of voting on articles of impeachment against Trump. A historic step as the deeply partisan panel prepares to send the charges to the full House.

Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., immediately asked for a full reading of the nine-page resolution, airing the two articles against the president introduced by Democrats for the live TV cameras. They charge Trump with abuse of power for asking Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden while withholding aid as leverage and with obstruction of Congress for stonewalling the House's investigation.

The top Republican, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, swiftly interjected that the proceedings are a “farce” and should be halted until their side is provided its own chance for a GOP hearing. The request was denied, with the chairman saying the process was in line with the impeachment hearings of Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton.

An impeachment vote is expected to be along party lines.

It’s only the 4th time in U.S. history a president has faced impeachment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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