Kristia Winter, Communications Director, 718-629-2900

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn), Co-Chair of the New York City Council Women’s Caucus and Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump was impeached today for a second time by a House vote of 232-197. 


“President Trump must be held accountable for his role in the attack against our democracy that endangered the lives of public servants sworn to support and defend the U.S. Constitution. The House of Representatives have done their part; it is up to the Senate to remove him from office for abusing his power and betraying his oath of office. Regardless of which house you occupy, even the White House, no one is above the law. With one week until the end of Trump’s administration, we have now become a divided nation preparing for an insurrection rather than an inauguration. He has repeatedly failed to denounce the violent acts of his supporters immediately. Therefore we cannot continue to wait and see when there are real threats against innocent lives that will only intensify,” said Council Member Farah N. Louis.

New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis represents the 45th Council District, which comprises Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, & Kensington in Brooklyn, NY. She is a member of the committees on Civil Service and Labor; Economic Development; Education; Finance; Housing and Buildings; Youth Services; and Justice System. Council Member Louis is the Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus and Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus.