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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