Moderate Utah Democrat to vote yes on Trump impeachment

Utah Rep. Ben McAdams speaks during a news conference announcing he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Murray, Utah. McAdams said Trump abused the power of his office by pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, and he "cannot turn a blind eye" to his actions. "What the president did was wrong," he said, reading from a statement. McAdams did not take questions. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Moderate Utah Democrat Ben McAdams says he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. McAdams holds a seat in a largely Republican district. He said Monday that Trump abused the power of his office by pressuring Ukraine to investigate the former Vice President Joe Biden’s family.

He said he cannot turn a blind eye to his actions. He also rebuked members of both parties and said he trusted voters to decide Trump’s ultimate political fate.

The announcement comes ahead of a tough re-election race in a suburban Salt Lake City district that McAdams narrowly flipped last year.

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  • Jerry December 16, 2019 at 9:30 pm Reply

    Where’s your backbone you pledged to not follow the Democrats but what is best for the people. Stand behind the president.

  • Herm Olsen December 17, 2019 at 6:43 am Reply

    It takes a lot of courage to do the right thing – especially when many of Ben’s constituents will ignore facts and condemn him. But the evidence is so strong, it has to be done. It’s a matter of preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution.

    • Free Bird December 17, 2019 at 3:34 pm Reply

      Oh boy, it’s the plastic bag boss man, speaking of the US Constitution, what right did you have to force an Unconstitutional mandate on fellow Americans? Thank goodness you are now History!

      Now turn off your CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and cancel your New York Times, Washington Post, and all the other liberal propaganda outlets.

      I predict Ben Adams is about to sign his resignation letter. Hopefully the fine people of that district will put him to bed.

      You can tell when the spotlight is over them, they come up with all this bogus, lying garbage.

      Enjoy the truth, and hopefully Barr, Durham and Huber will bring the corruption out in DC!

      • ka December 18, 2019 at 9:16 am Reply

        Settle down Cletus.

        • Free Bird December 18, 2019 at 1:09 pm Reply

          Okay Festus!
          I just look forward to all the corrupt politicians getting what they deserve.

  • MK December 17, 2019 at 9:27 am Reply

    thank you for respecting the constitution and protecting the future of this country.

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