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MSNBC 5 Feb 2020

'Our Country Deserves Better Than This': Doug Jones Announces He Will Vote To Convict

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Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., announced on the Senate floor that we will be voting to convict President Trump for both articles of impeachment. Aired on 02/05/20.


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HE ENGAGED IN CONDUCT TO THREATEN POTENTIAL WITNESSES AND
THREATEN POTENTIAL WITNESSES AND SMEAR THE REPUTATIONS OF CIVIL
SMEAR THE REPUTATIONS OF CIVIL SERVANTS WHO DID COME FORWARD
SERVANTS WHO DID COME FORWARD AND PROVIDE TESTIMONY.
AND PROVIDE TESTIMONY. THE PRESIDENT’S ACTION
THE PRESIDENT’S ACTION DEMONSTRATE A PLAEF THAT HE IS
DEMONSTRATE A PLAEF THAT HE IS ABOVE THE LAW THAT, CONGRESS HAS
ABOVE THE LAW THAT, CONGRESS HAS NO POWER WHATSOEVER IN
NO POWER WHATSOEVER IN QUESTIONING OR EXAMINING HIS
QUESTIONING OR EXAMINING HIS ACTION AND THAT ALL WHO DO SO DO
ACTION AND THAT ALL WHO DO SO DO SO AT THEIR PERIL.
SO AT THEIR PERIL. THAT BELIEF, UNPRECEDENTED IN
THAT BELIEF, UNPRECEDENTED IN HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY, SIMPLY
HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY, SIMPLY MUST NOT BE PERMITTED TO STAND.
MUST NOT BE PERMITTED TO STAND. TO DO OTHERWISE RISKS GUARANTEES
TO DO OTHERWISE RISKS GUARANTEES THAT NO FUTURE WHISTLE-BLOWER OR
THAT NO FUTURE WHISTLE-BLOWER OR WITNESS WILL EVER COME FORWARD
WITNESS WILL EVER COME FORWARD AND NO FUTURE PRESIDENT,
AND NO FUTURE PRESIDENT, REPUBLICAN OSH DEMOCRAT, WILL BE
REPUBLICAN OSH DEMOCRAT, WILL BE SUBJECT TO CONGRESSIONAL
SUBJECT TO CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT AS MANDATED BY THE
OVERSIGHT AS MANDATED BY THE CONSTITUTION, EVEN WHEN THE
CONSTITUTION, EVEN WHEN THE PRESIDENT HAS SO CLEARLY ABUSED
PRESIDENT HAS SO CLEARLY ABUSED HIS OFFICE AND VIOLATED THE
HIS OFFICE AND VIOLATED THE PUBLIC TRUST.
PUBLIC TRUST. ACCORDINGLY, I WILL VOTE TO
ACCORDINGLY, I WILL VOTE TO CONVICT THE PRESIDENT ON BOTH
CONVICT THE PRESIDENT ON BOTH ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT.
ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. IN DOING SO I AM MINDFUL THAT IN
IN DOING SO I AM MINDFUL THAT IN A DEMOCRACY THERE IS NOTHING
A DEMOCRACY THERE IS NOTHING MORE SACRED THAN THE RIGHT TO
MORE SACRED THAN THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND RESPECTING THE WILL OF
VOTE AND RESPECTING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.
THE PEOPLE. BUT I AM ALSO MINDFUL THAT WHEN
BUT I AM ALSO MINDFUL THAT WHEN OUR FOUNDERS WROTE THE
OUR FOUNDERS WROTE THE CONSTITUTION, THEY ENVISIONED A
CONSTITUTION, THEY ENVISIONED A TIME OR AT LEAST A POSSIBILITY
TIME OR AT LEAST A POSSIBILITY THAT OUR DEMOCRACY WOULD BE MORE
THAT OUR DEMOCRACY WOULD BE MORE DAMAGED IF WE FAILED O IMPEACH
DAMAGED IF WE FAILED O IMPEACH AND REMOVE A PRESIDENT, SUCH AS
AND REMOVE A PRESIDENT, SUCH AS THE MOMENT IN HISTORY THAT WE
THE MOMENT IN HISTORY THAT WE FACE TODAYTHE GRAVITY OF THIS
FACE TODAYTHE GRAVITY OF THIS MOMENT, THE SERIOUSNESS OF
MOMENT, THE SERIOUSNESS OF CHARGES AND IMMI CASE FOR HAS
CHARGES AND IMMI CASE FOR HAS ALL CONTRIBUTED TO THE
ALL CONTRIBUTED TO THE DIFFICULTY AT WHICH I ARRIVED AT
DIFFICULTY AT WHICH I ARRIVED AT MY DECISION.
MY DECISION. I AM MINDFUL THAT I AM STANDING
I AM MINDFUL THAT I AM STANDING AT A DESK THAT ONCE WAS USED BY
AT A DESK THAT ONCE WAS USED BY JOHN F. KENNEDY WHO FAMOUS "LI
JOHN F. KENNEDY WHO FAMOUS "LI WROTE "PROFILES IN COURAGE" AND
WROTE "PROFILES IN COURAGE" AND THERE ARE MANY WHO WILL LOOK AT
THERE ARE MANY WHO WILL LOOK AT WHAT I’M DOING TODAY AND SAY IT
WHAT I’M DOING TODAY AND SAY IT IS A PROFILE IN COURAGE.
IS A PROFILE IN COURAGE. IS NOT.
IS NOT. IT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF RIGHT
IT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF RIGHT AND WRONG.
AND WRONG. WE’RE -- DOING RIGHT IS NOT A
WE’RE -- DOING RIGHT IS NOT A COURAGEOUS ACT.
COURAGEOUS ACT. IT IS SIMPLY FOLLOWING YOUR
IT IS SIMPLY FOLLOWING YOUR OATH.
OATH. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS HAS BEEN A
MR. PRESIDENT, THIS HAS BEEN A DIVISIVE TIME FOR OUR COUNTRY
DIVISIVE TIME FOR OUR COUNTRY BUT NONETHELESS BEEN AN
BUT NONETHELESS BEEN AN IMPORTANT CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS
IMPORTANT CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS FOR US TO FOLLOW AS THIS CHAPTER
FOR US TO FOLLOW AS THIS CHAPTER OF HISTORY DREW DRAWS TO A
OF HISTORY DREW DRAWS TO A CLOSE, ONE THING IS CLEAR TO ME.
CLOSE, ONE THING IS CLEAR TO ME. AS I SAID BEFORE, OUR COUNTRY
AS I SAID BEFORE, OUR COUNTRY DEERS IS BETTER THAN THIS.
DEERS IS BETTER THAN THIS. THEY DESERVE BETTER FROM THE
THEY DESERVE BETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT AND BETTER FROM THE
PRESIDENT AND BETTER FROM THE CONGRESS.
CONGRESS. AND TO FOCUS ON WHAT WE HAVE IN
AND TO FOCUS ON WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON AS AMERICANS.
COMMON AS AMERICANS. WHILE SO MUCH IS GOING ON IN OUR
WHILE SO MUCH IS GOING ON IN OUR FAVOR THESE DAYS, WE STILL FACE
FAVOR THESE DAYS, WE STILL FACE GREAT CHALLENGES, BOTH
GREAT CHALLENGES, BOTH DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY
DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY BUT IT REMAINS MY FIRM BELIEVE
BUT IT REMAINS MY FIRM BELIEVE THAT UNITED WE CAN CONQUER THEM

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