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IMPEACHMENT: The Candidates' Own Words
Democratic presidential candidates were nearly unanimous in backing impeachment proceedings against President Trump after he tried to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. There were, however, two main exceptions - Tulsi Gabbard and Michael Bennet. Gabbard initially stated that impeachment would be terribly divisive, but she has since reversed course, leaving Michael Bennet as the only candidate at this time choosing to reserve judgement on the matter.
Below, you will find each candidates’ statement on the impeachment inquiry in their own words.
“Based on the material that they acknowledged today, it seems to me, it’s awful hard to avoid the conclusion that it is an impeachable offense and a violation of constitutional responsibility,” Biden said on an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
In an appearance on The View, Andrew Yang says he’s “on board with the decision to impeach Donald Trump,” adding it’s “the right thing to do regardless of the political calculation.” “We’re a country of laws, you have to enforce the laws.”
Delaney said Pelosi Has 'Played This Perfectly' in an interview with Bloomberg.
“I think that we need to let this investigation take its course before anybody makes that judgment and I've got responsibilities on the Intelligence Committee to do oversight; I've not reached a conclusion,” Bennet said in an interview with Politico.
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August 29 (Back to School/Millennials + Gen Z)
August 15 (Gun Control Issue)
August 8 (The Impeachment Issue)
August 1 (Debates, Round 2)
July 25 (The Social Media Issue)
July 18 (The Fundraising Issue)
July 4 (The Ancestry Issue)
June 20 (The Debate Issue)