Democrat In Deep Red State Heroically Risks Career For Democracy

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This is a time where our Congress members show their true mettle. Either they will blindly follow in Donald Trump’s erratic footsteps jagging toward dictatorship, or they will stand alone risking their jobs and perhaps their futures to demand patriotism, honor, and respect for the Constitution. Congresswoman Kendra Horn (D-OK) chose the heroic path.

Horn won a formerly Republican district (5) in the very red state of Oklahoma. She released a statement regarding her decision on the articles of impeachment which the House of Representatives has been considering.

Then, she wrote about bipartisan solutions and working down the right side of many Democrats. She said she was disappointed in “the right and left who pre-judged the outcome:”

‘I came to Congress to fight for Oklahomans and to find common ground by uniting lawmakers around bipartisan solutions – this is exactly what I’ve done and will continue to do. I did not come to Congress seeking impeachment, nor do I agree with the extreme voices on either side. I am disappointed in lawmakers on the right and left who pre-judged the outcome of this investigation, whether they condemned the President before hearing all the facts or attempted to derail the process rather than improve it.’

She continued, saying she had come to the conclusion “with a heavy heart”, but that her oath of office was to “protect and defend the Constitution:”

‘It is with a heavy heart, but with clarity of conviction that I have made my decision. The oath I took to protect and defend the Constitution requires a vote for impeachment. This is not a decision I came to lightly, but I must do my part to ensure our democracy remains strong.’

Congresswoman Horn harkened back to our founders and their great experiment called the United States of America:

‘Our founders put in place checks and balances between three co-equal branches of government to ensure that no one is above the law. Allowing one branch or president to ignore our laws and Constitution would set a dangerous precedent.’

Then, she focused on the president being charged with inviting foreign interference in our elections,” so that Donald Trump could cheat to win the 2020 presidential elections. His crimes continue in spite of his impeachment hearing:

‘The articles of impeachment before us allege an abuse of power and an obstruction of Congress. Inviting foreign interference in our elections strikes at the heart of our democracy, threatens our national security, and is an abuse of power. It is never acceptable for any president, regardless of party, to ask a foreign country to put their finger on the scale of our democracy. The President obstructed Congress by withholding evidence, refusing to comply with lawful subpoenas, and prohibiting administration officials from doing so as well.’

She concluded that was vital to “preserving our democracy.” Horn will be fighting for the very survival of our democracy, because we have a president taking orders from Russia:

‘Protecting and defending our Constitution is about preserving our democracy and systems for generations to come. We cannot allow any president of either party to abuse the power of their office or to obstruct Congress. Therefore, we must act to protect our Constitution, the integrity of our elections, and our national security.’

Later in a tweet, Horn referred to how here military service taught her to “put our country — not politics — first:

‘My military service taught me to put our country — not politics — first, and my time as a federal prosecutor taught me about the importance of the rule of law and of justice. I will be voting in favor of the Articles of Impeachment.’

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