Rep. Cisneros Delivers Floor Speech on Impeachment

December 18, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) delivered a floor speech in the House chamber on impeaching the President. On Monday, Rep. Cisneros released a statement in support for the articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

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Text of Rep. Cisneros’ floor speech can be found below:

“Thank you, Madame Speaker.

“When I was 18-years-old, I joined the United States Navy and took the oath to support and defend the Constitution for the first time. I took that oath again, earlier this year, as a Member of Congress. And every day, I work hard to live by that oath and give the 39th District the representation it deserves.

“I have always maintained that impeachment is a serious undertaking and must be done with incredible care. When the unprecedented allegations against the President and his interactions with Ukraine were first reported, I felt it was Congress’ duty to investigate and find out the truth. 

“And now, the facts are before Congress and the American people. The President betrayed his oath to support and defend the Constitution by attempting to undermine the integrity of our election for his own personal benefit. He asked a foreign government to investigate a political rival and endangered our national security by withholding military aid to an ally.

“For me, it’s not about personal politics or party affiliation. It is about upholding my oath to put our country and our Constitution first and protect our national security.

“This is why I will vote to move forward with the impeachment of the President. I hope all my colleagues will join me in recognizing this grave threat and stand up to this Administration in defense of our country and our Constitution.”