Cooper Responds to Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

Dec 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05) issued the following statement in response to the two Articles of Impeachment brought forth against President Trump, 
 
“I will vote for the Articles of Impeachment against President Trump. Once again, the President has intentionally harmed America, this time by disregarding the law and interfering with U.S. aid to fight our enemy - Russia - against tanks that are invading Ukraine, already causing 13,000 casualties. When caught, the President obstructed justice by ordering others to hide the truth. Several of the President’s top advisors have already been convicted of other criminal activity and his own former chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, warned the President that he would likely be impeached if he did not change his ways. While Congress has carried out its constitutional duty to find the truth, the President has repeatedly obstructed its efforts.
 
The Senate should now hold a trial on these charges. I just hope there are enough senators like Tennessee’s own Howard Baker who simply and bravely asked during the Watergate scandal, ‘What did the President know, and when did he know it?’”