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Rep. Rosendale Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) made the following statement on filing articles of impeachment against U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin III for high crimes and misdemeanors. Congressman Rosendale will be introducing the article of impeachment when the House meets tomorrow afternoon.

“Sec. Austin has violated his oath of office time and time again, and has jeopardized the lives of the American people,” said Rep. Rosendale.

“Sec. Austin knowingly put the American people in danger and compromised our national security when he allowed a spy balloon from a foreign adversary to fly over Malmstrom Air Force Base – home to ICBMs - and allowed the Chinese Communist Party to gather intel on American citizens. Moreover, recent reports show that Sec. Austin lied about the balloon repeatedly, putting the American people in danger.

“This dishonesty seems to be a repeated pattern for the Secretary as he once again lied to our military and the American people about his health last week.

“Furthermore, the Secretary failed to uphold his oath of office during the Biden Administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan which led to the death of 13 American soldiers and enabled unvetted migrants to flow into the United States – including allowing an unvetted migrant to rape a young woman in Missoula.

"Sec. Austin is unfit for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, which is why I urge my colleagues to join me in impeaching him to protect the American people."

Read the Fox News exclusive article on Rosendale filing articles of impeachment HERE.