WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 18, 2019) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump.
“I am keenly aware of the gravity of this moment in our nation’s history. For only the third time ever, the House of Representatives has exercised its constitutional power to impeach the president. It is now incumbent on each of us in the Senate to put country over party and demand a fair and open trial. We need to hear from all relevant witnesses and see all relevant evidence as we consider the severity of the president’s misconduct and weigh the articles of impeachment the House has presented us.
“When I was elected to represent New Mexico in the U.S. Senate, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Holding the president accountable when he abuses his power and violates the public trust is one of our most important and solemn duties in upholding that oath. If we are going to preserve the rule of law and the integrity of our republic, President Trump must be held accountable for his actions.”