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Rep. Alma Adams' Remarks on Impeachment Vote

Jan 13, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following remarks on today's impeachment vote:

“Last Wednesday, domestic terrorists breached the security of our Capitol, desecrated the temple of our democratic republic, and disrupted one of our most sacred duties: counting the people’s votes for president.

This mob acted on baseless conspiracy theories under the direction and encouragement of Donald Trump.

While they did not stop us from fulfilling our constitutional duty, five people died, including two Capitol Police Officers.

Today, we gather to deliver accountability; and it starts with the President, whose actions and words led directly to the insurrection on January 6th. 

Make no mistake, the choice is clear: we either stand as guardians of justice and democracy, or as appeasers of fascism, autocracy, and white supremacy. 

Colleagues, we have an obligation to defend the sanctity of our Constitution and lead our country toward healing and unity. 

That does not happen by brushing the President’s actions under the rug. It requires speaking the truth and doing the right thing.

If you are a supporter and champion of American democracy and the rule of law, you should vote YES on this resolution, and show that attacks against our most sacred institutions will not stand.”