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NEA statement on the U.S. House impeachment vote

WASHINGTON - December 18, 2019 -

National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García released the following statement regarding the U.S. House vote on impeachment:

“As educators, we teach students to ask questions and seek answers because the truth matters. Over the last several months, as the impeachment inquiry has unfolded, students across America have received a real-time civics lesson. What they have witnessed is a set of clear and incontrovertible facts that were brought to light confirming the allegations that the President failed to protect and uphold the Constitution of the United States. At this historic moment, and given the weight of these charges of misconduct, we support impeachment for the purpose of a full trial in the Senate, following the Constitutional process laid out by the founders of our country.”


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Contact:Eric Jotkoff, NEA Communications