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Nevada responds to Articles of Impeachment

Posted at 11:30 AM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 20:47:11-05

Nevada politicians and political groups are responding to the release of Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump on Dec. 10.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D):
“Senator Cortez Masto will thoroughly review the articles of impeachment. As a potential juror in any proceeding in the Senate, she will weigh the evidence carefully and encourages Nevadans to reach out to make their opinions heard.” – Ryan King, Communications Director to Senator Catherine Cortez Masto.

Senator Jackie Rosen (D):
“Senator Rosen takes her Constitutional responsibility seriously. If there is a trial in the Senate, she would serve as a juror and have an open mind, listening to all the evidence presented.” – Jorge Silva, Communications advisor to Senator Jacky Rosen.

Congresswoman Dina Titus (D):
“President Trump abused his office for personal, political gain by soliciting Ukrainian interference in the 2020 election,” said Congresswoman Titus (NV-1). “When he got caught, he engaged in a major cover-up by directing his subordinates to ignore subpoenas and withhold key documents from Congress. The two articles of impeachment introduced today are intended to prevent President Trump from continuing to ignore the Constitution and undermine our democracy. I will vote for both.”

Congressman Mark Amodei (R):
“I’m in the process of reviewing the articles, and I’m going to take my time since it’s a fairly important document. Since we don’t expect this to come to the Floor for a vote before Friday, I will provide my thoughts as soon as I’ve had a chance to thoroughly review,” said Rep. Amodei (NV-2)

Congresswoman Susie Lee (D):
“As I did before I voted to support an impeachment inquiry, I have carefully deliberated and comprehensively reviewed the facts presented by the respective committees, witnesses, and available evidence, as well as reviewed the Constitution and the Articles of Impeachment themselves. This is a grave decision that requires thorough and solemn deliberation. After weighing all of the facts, I will be voting in support of impeachment of the President," said Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03). “The facts are clear: the President abused the power of his office and blatantly obstructed Congress. I took an oath of office to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. This is a solemn decision. I end with this: democracies live and die by the integrity of our elections. We have lived in relative peace on our soil for over two centuries in the strongest democracy on earth. It is my constitutional duty to ensure that it remains that way.”

Trump Victory (Nevada campaign office):
“House Democrats proved this morning that they have no respect for the voters they represent and are willing to override the will of the American people for their own political gain. Susie Lee and Steven Horsford must decide whether they stand with their constituents or with Nancy Pelosi and her partisan power play.” -Trump Victory Spokesperson Keith Schipper

13 Action News has reached out to Nevada politicians and will update this article as more responses come in.