For the first time, Otsego County’s Congressman Antonio Delgado, D-19, today declared articles of impeachment are warranted against President Trump.
“Having taken an oath of office before God and my fellow citizens to support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” he said in a statement released by his office today, “I can only conclude that Congress move forward with articles of impeachment.”
The change of position was prompted by the president having “admitted to soliciting the Ukranian president to investigate a political rival. In doing so, (Trump) used the power of the presidency to pressure a foreign government to help him win an election,” the statement said.
The statement was issued at 8:23 a.m., and already responses coming forward, the first from the National Republican Congressional Committee, which said Delgado “ jumped on the socialist Democrats’ baseless efforts.
“In a district President Trump won by more than six points, Antonio Delgado’s decision to pursue impeachment will be a political death sentence,” the NRCC said.