Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Rep. Sewell Votes to Send Articles of Impeachment to the Senate

Jan 15, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence charged with leading the investigation into the impeachment of President Trump, released the following statement today following the House of Representatives’ vote to send two articles of impeachment to the Senate:

“Despite the President’s best attempts, the House has upheld its constitutionally-mandated duty to investigate his abuse of power and hold him to account.

“At every step of the way, the Trump Administration has stonewalled our investigation, refusing to turn over documents to Congress and blocking over 20 key witnesses from testifying. Despite these hurdles, the House Intelligence Committee interviewed 17 Trump Administration officials who testified to the President’s direct role in withholding military aid from our ally in exchange for a personal, political favor and the Administration’s efforts to hide it from Congress. The Intelligence Committee has continued its investigative work, and released additional documents last night that exemplify exactly why it is critical that the Senate, too, carries out its constitutionally-mandated responsibility for a fair trial with documents and witnesses.

“Let me be clear: a fair trial in the Senate requires jurors to examine the full evidence, including witnesses and important documents. Anything less should be seen for what it really is – a coverup.”