Representative Mike Levin Statement on Articles of Impeachment

December 18, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement today regarding the Articles of Impeachment:

“I came to Washington to address the climate crisis, fight for veterans, and lower health care costs, not to impeach a President. I have passed nine bipartisan bills through the House of Representatives to support our nation’s heroes, including two that have been signed into law this year. That is the work I came here to do.

“I also took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. The President violated our Constitution – and undermined our national security - when he pressured a foreign government to interfere in our elections for his personal and political gain. He then orchestrated an absolute obstruction of the impeachment inquiry, proving that he believes that he is above the law. No one is above the law, not even the President. That is why I support both Articles of Impeachment. Now it is up to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to do what’s right and hold a fair and thorough trial in the Senate.”

Yesterday, Representative Levin released his 2019 Progress Report, highlighting the 12 bipartisan bills he has introduced, including nine that have passed the House of Representatives, and two that have been signed into law by the President. The report also shows that his office helped over 220 constituents with issues involving federal agencies this year, resulting in $197,958 returned to them. Since being sworn in to office, Levin has held 26 constituent coffees, responded to over 50,000 constituent messages, and made over 80 visits to local businesses, schools, non-profits and more.