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Morelle calls for House to move forward with impeachment

Sep 24, 2019

Rep. Joe Morelle from Irondequoit is joining several other Democrats in calling for the House of Representatives to move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

More than a dozen Democrats have endorsed impeachment as they question whether Trump improperly used his office to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate political rival Joe Biden's family.

In a statement, Morelle says the "president's disturbing pattern of unlawful behavior is an offense to the very principles and ideals our nation was founded upon."

He goes on to say that clearly demonstrates that the president believes the laws of the United States do not apply to him.

He adds this is a "profoundly sad moment in our nation's history," and he doesn't take this decision lightly.