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Nevada senators: Trump can’t be trusted with U.S. security

February 5, 2020 GMT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s U.S. senators say they had no choice but to vote Wednesday to remove President Donald Trump from office because he put himself above the law and was willing to violate the Constitution to try to get himself re-elected.

Democratic Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen voted for both articles of impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

“No American should stand for foreign election interference, much less invite it,” Cortez Masto said.

Nevada’s former attorney general said “you don’t have to study the law for years to know that stealing and cheating are wrong.”

“He has disrespected norms and worked to divide our country for his own political gain. He has undermined our standing in the world and put awesome pressure on foreign leaders to benefit himself, rather than to advance the interests of our country.” she said.

Rosen said Trump’s conduct “sets a dangerous precedent” and suggests “he will continue to operate outside the law.”

“After hearing evidence that the president held up Congressionally-approved military assistance to an ally fighting Russia in order to exact concessions from Ukraine that benefited him personally, we cannot trust the president to place national security over his own interests,” she said.