Adriano Espaillat is the Democratic party representative from New York's 13th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Espaillat was first elected to the House in 2016. Espaillat is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He has introduced legislation to abolish ICE, co-sponsor Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, and to impeach Donald Trump.
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Espaillat is a former Democratic New York state legislator where he passed rent control legislation related to 1 million apartments.
Espaillat was elected with the endorsement of Estevan Bassett-Nembhardi a New York City organizer of the Communist Party USA who has led community organizer for the Black Radical Congress, the Young Communist League, La Fuente and the Service Employees International Union.
A group of six Democratic House members introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday November 15, 2017, claiming the president has violated federal law, the public trust and should be charged with high crimes and misdemeanors.
Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Al Green of Texas and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced five articles of impeachment. The articles have two more co-sponsors: Reps. Marcia Fudge of Ohio and John Yarmuth of Kentucky.
The congressmen list a number of charges against the president, including: obstruction of justice, a violation of the Constitution's foreign emoluments clause, a violation of the Constitution's domestic emoluments clause, undermining the federal judiciary process and undermining the press.
The articles focus primarily on Trump's handing of the termination of disgraced FBI director James Comey, and potential conflicts of interest with Trump's businesses and properties while he's served as president. Although the House Judiciary Committee did not adopt articles of impeachment based upon Espaillat's work, it did send separate articles of impeachment to the House floor, which were adopted with Espaillat voting "yes" on both articles.
On July 12, 2018 Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) introduced H.R. 6361, in the House to abolish ICE. Eight House Democrats signed on as cosponsors: Pramila Jayapal and D. Adam Smith of Washington; Adriano Espaillat, José Serrano, Nydia Velázquez, and Yvette Clarke, all from New York; Earl Blumenauer of Oregon; and James McGovern of Massachusetts. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and other Democrats all rallied behind the “Abolish ICE” banner.
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- Dems Introduce Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump,ROBERT DONACHIE Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter 10:04 AM 11/15/2017
- Sean O'Key and Zachary B. Wolf. "How each member of the House voted on impeachment", CNN, December 18, 2019. Retrieved on Sept. 17, 2020.