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Rep. Ben McAdams Announces He Will Vote In Favor Of Impeachment

Ben McAdams in front of American Flag.
Eric Connolly

“I hoped to find bipartisan common ground to censure the president, instead of putting the country through a divisive and lengthy senate impeachment trial with the predetermined outcome of dismissal,” McAdams said.

McAdams said he cannot turn a blind eye to what he called “clear evidence” that the president abused the power of his office by asking a foreign government for a personal favor and obstructed Congress by withholding key documents. 

“I know my vote will not remove the president from office,” McAdams said. “We must continue to work together as Congress and as a country. In 11 months, the people will ultimately decide President Trump's fate, not me, or politicians in Washington.”

McAdams will most likely be the only member of Utah’s delegation voting in favor of impeachment. 

John Curtis, the Republican representative for Utah’s Third Congressional District, previously said he was keeping an “open mind” on the matter of impeachment but announced last week that he would vote against it. 

Republicans Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart have both expressed support for the president throughout the impeachment process. 

The only Democratic member of Utah’s congressional delegation, Ben McAdams, announced at a press conference in Murray on Monday morning that he will vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, although he does not believe the Senate will remove Trump from office.