Florida Congressman Charlie Crist (D) has announced he is now on board with Democratic calls to impeach President Donald Trump over the president allegedly endangering “America’s national security for his own political gain.”
Crist cites the whistleblower complaint and the “president’s subsequent admission” has made it very clear to him that U.S. national security has been compromised.
“Reports detailing the whistleblower complaint and the President’s subsequent admission make it clear that the President has endangered America’s national security for his own political gain. Pressuring a vulnerable, sovereign nation to dig up dirt on a political adversary while dangling Congressionally mandated military aid is not only blatantly unethical and unbecoming of the highest office in the land – it is a crime against the Constitution.
“The President is acting like he believes he is above the rule of law. He is not. President Adams called our Republic, ‘a government of laws, not of men.’ The People’s House must deliver on that fundamental American value that no one – not even the President – is above the law.
“Today, I join the People of Florida’s 13th Congressional District in calling for the House to launch formal impeachment proceedings against President Trump. I do not reach this conclusion lightly. The urgency of accountability is laid bare by the President’s ongoing willingness to abuse the immense power of the Office of the United States President. Someone who believes there is nothing wrong with soliciting foreign interference in American elections – again – can cause unthinkable harm to our national security, our country, and our Constitution during the remaining 15 months of his term in office.
President Trump responded via Twitter.
THANK YOU! pic.twitter.com/Ne2LOSAWpX
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019