NM's representatives weigh in on impeachment | KOB 4

NM's representatives weigh in on impeachment

Chris Ramirez
Updated: December 10, 2019 05:15 PM
Created: December 10, 2019 03:57 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- New Mexico is represented by three Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

They will all likely have to vote on whether to impeach President Donald Trump.

Deb Haaland, who represents the Albuquerque metro area, has publicly stated that she will vote yes.

"No president should be able to use his power for personal political gain, but it's clear that President Trump not only abused the power of his office for his own political gain," she said. "He also obstructed congress, endangered our national security and undermined our elections. It's worse than Watergate."

Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, who represents New Mexico's traditionally conservative second congressional district, hasn't said how she will vote. 

"This is an incredibly serious decision. I need to take my time with it, I need to listen to constituents and their concerns, and I need to make sure I am looking at the actual articles and whether the evidence actually supports the actual articles of impeachment," she said.

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan also did not say he is a definitive "yes" vote, however, he did state that he believes the president abused his power and obstructed congress.

"The president violated his oath to the country, to the constitution, his oath of office, national security concerns," Lujan said. "At every turn, this president has not just discouraged, but outright refused to make witnesses available or turn over documents as well."

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