Nobody, I doubt anybody in this place,
or anybody that you know, comes to Congress, to take the oath of office,
comes to Congress to impeach the President of the United States unless
his actions are jeopardising honouring our oath of office. And today, the house takes our next step forward
as we establish procedures for open hearings conducted by the house intelligence
committee so that the public can see the facts for themselves. Every member should support allowing
the American people to hear the facts for themselves. That is really what this vote is about.
It’s about the truth and what is at stake? What is at stake in all of this is nothing
less than our democracy. When we have a president that says
article 2 says I can do whatever I want, that is in defiance of the separation of
powers. That’s not what our constitution says. So what is at stake?
Is our democracy. What are we fighting for? Defending our
democracy for the people.