Today, Rep. Bennie Thompson issued the following statement on the 1st day of House Public Impeachment Hearings

“Today’s impeachment proceeding proved exactly what we all knew. The President pushed for an investigation into his potential political rival and his son. Contrary to the belief on the right, he was not putting America first. Rather, he was putting himself first, as always. The witnesses we heard from today are stellar diplomats who have done what is in the best interest of the United States government by reporting the wrongdoing of this President. They took an oath to defend the constitution, not the President.”

Congressman Bennie Thompson Press Release