Harder Statement on Impeachment Vote

December 18, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) released the following statement after voting to support articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The vote comes amid House passage of legislation to cut drug prices, the final negotiation of a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, and the first bipartisan agriculture immigration bill in decades.

“I came to Washington to cut health care costs, grow and sustain our water supply, and create more good-paying jobs in the Valley. I also took a sacred oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America. I didn’t come here to impeach a president. It’s disappointing to have to make this vote.

“The President put our national security at risk, invited another foreign government to interfere in our election, and used American tax dollars to further his own political agenda. This abuse of power left Congress with no choice but to hold him accountable. No one is above the law.”