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Delgado signs on as impeachment bill co-sponsor

Jan 13, 2021 6:27 am

Natasha Vaughn is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado was one of more than 200 co-sponsors of the article of impeachment introduced in the Congress, January 11. Delgado is one of many representatives to call for the president’s impeachment following the failed January 6, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, as the Congress was certifying results of the November election. “On January 6, the President incited a violent insurrection of the Capitol while Congress sought to uphold its constitutional duty to certify election results,” Delgado said in a statement. “Today, I joined more than 200 of my colleagues in introducing an article of impeachment against President Trump. Protecting our democracy from ongoing threats requires swift action.” The resolution was introduced Monday and calls for the impeachment of the president for high crimes and misdemeanors. Delgado is one of 15 New York representatives to sign on as co-sponsors of the measure. The article states Trump incited an insurrection against the U.S. government and that before the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, he repeatedly issued false statements calling the election results fraudulent and stating they should not be accepted by the American people or be certified by state or federal officials. The article states that Trump's actions "...endangered U.S. security and its institutions." That the president has “demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law,” according to the resolution. Delgado also supported the impeachment of Trump in 2019. The Senate did not vote to convict in that case. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.