If a president undermining our national security and using the federal government for his own selfish personal gain is not impeachable conduct, then, Madam Speaker, I don't know what is.
I believe this is the most unfair, politically biased, rigged process that I have seen in my entire life.
If Republicans want to defend the president's indefensible behaviour, they can do so.
I believe that Democrats are tearing this country apart.
They're tearing families apart.
This is incredibly divisive and has lowered the bar for what future presidents will face.
When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers.
During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded this president and this process.
Well, just because you hate the president of the United States and you can find no other reason other than the fact that you're so blinded by your hate that you can't see straight that you've decided the only way we can make sure this president doesn't get elected again is to impeach him.
President Trump's behaviour is exactly what our founders feared most.
They knew that with the awesome power of the presidency came the risk of a president abusing that power for personal gain.
Dear Ellie and James.
This is a moment that you will read about in your history books.
Today, I will vote to impeach the president of the United States.
Mommy, what did grandma do?
I want my daughter to be able to tell her children grandma did the right thing because in America, no one is above the law.
The president did nothing wrong in this issue.
It's a sham, a witch hunt, and it's tantamount to a coup.
I see coming up a president who will put his head down even through this sham impeachment, and he will do his job.
He will put the American people first.
He will tell them that I care about you.
I am about to say something my Democratic colleagues hate to hear.