Costa Statement on Second Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump

(FRESNO) – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after a bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives (232-197) voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump for incitement of insurrection, threatening our country, violating his oath of office and undermining the fundamental principles of our democracy:

The President of the United States spread lies about the outcome of a free and fair election, then urged a violent mob to descend upon our Capitol to overturn the election. He failed to uphold and defend our Constitution, directly violating his oath of office. In America, no person is above the law – not even the President. He must be held accountable for inciting an attack on the Capitol that left five people dead. Healing and unity begin with accountability. My constituents and the greater American public demand that we uphold the oath of office we take to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. This is a sad time in our nation’s history. I felt my vote for impeachment was the right thing to do.