Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler: ‘My Vote to Impeach Our Sitting President Is Not a Fear-Based Decision’
HERRERA BEUTLER: "My fellow Americans, I rise today to stand against our enemy. And to clarify, our enemy isn't the President or the President-Elect. Fear is our enemy. Fear tells us what we want to hear, it incites anger and violence and fire, but it also haunts us into silence and inaction. I'm not afraid of losing my job, but I am afraid that my country will fail. I'm afraid patriots of this country have died in vain. I'm afraid my children won't grow up in a free country. But truth, truth sets us free from fear. Truth doesn't guarantee bad things won't happen, but it does promise to always prevail in the end. It has no shadows where darkness can hide. With truth comes love, and we could use that right now. My vote to impeach our sitting president is not a fear-based decision. I am not choosing a side, I'm choosing truth. It's the only way to defeat fear."