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Congresswoman Haley Stevens announces she will vote for both Articles of Impeachment

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 18:23:48-05

(WXYZ) — Congresswoman Haley Stevens, who flipped a Republican leaning district in the 2016 election, now says she will vote in favor of both articles of impeachment.

Stevens released the following statement today:

With an open mind and after careful review of the evidence unearthed by the impeachment inquiry, I intend to vote in favor of both articles of impeachment. It is clear that President Trump solicited interference from Ukraine in the 2020 United States presidential election and used the powers of his high office to pressure the government of Ukraine to comply. By asking for a political favor in exchange for vital military and security assistance that Congress had already appropriated, President Trump jeopardized our national security by leaving a strategic ally vulnerable to Russian aggression. These actions are a dangerous abuse of power, and they must not go unchecked. In addition, throughout the impeachment process the Trump Administration has defied lawful subpoenas and refused to cooperate with Congress which has led to the second article of impeachment, obstruction of Congress.

The facts are clear that President Trump abused the powers of his high office and deliberately obstructed the congressional investigation into this abuse. I love our country and I am truly heartbroken that the President’s actions have led to this. I want my constituents to know that my desire to deliver for them has never been stronger and I will continue to work with all of my colleagues to deliver for Michigan families. Since the impeachment inquiry began in September, I have introduced and passed bipartisan bills focused on health care, manufacturing, and education, convened a bipartisan field hearing in Livonia to discuss the future of mobility in suburban communities, and launched a Task Force to address our plastic waste problem.

Later this week, I intend to vote for the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, a strong bipartisan trade deal that will help Michigan businesses and protect Michigan’s best-in-class workforce. I will never stop fighting for the people of Southeast Michigan.

Stevens represents the 11th Congressional District. She took over the seat from former Congressman Dave Trott.

Stevens is considered a prime target for a Republican pickup in Michigan, along with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin.

Slotkin announced on Monday that she would vote for the Article of Impeachment.