Statement of Senator Royce West on Impeachment Vote

For Immediate Release


John Cornyn has joined Donald Trump and trampled on the Constitution.

At a minimum, Cornyn should have voted to hear the evidence.

John Cornyn and I have a clear difference of opinion on whether or not high crimes and misdemeanors that were worthy of impeachment were committed. I believe they were. Perhaps Senator Cornyn has forgotten what he learned in Constitutional Law in law school.

I didn’t forget.

Based on the available facts, I’d have voted to impeach today.

The Constitution is sacred. No matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, the Constitution is the common ground that binds us together.

I won’t trample on the Constitution when I’m in the U.S. Senate. I will respect the Constitution regardless of what party is in charge, or who is president.