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For Immediate Release

Ryan Thomas
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Sondland's Explosive Testimony Confirms Bribery Scheme, Directly Implicates Trump

New York, NY

In response to the shocking testimony from EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland before House impeachment investigators, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:

"Today's explosive testimony from Ambassador Sondland provided clear evidence that Donald Trump ordered government officials to withhold a White House meeting and military aid to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political rival.

"Sondland confirmed under oath that there were multiple examples of a quid pro quo and that Donald Trump directed it all. Republicans are out of excuses. Trump used military aid to solicit a bribe--interference in the 2020 election--from Ukraine.

"No one is above the law, including the President. Republicans must uphold their oath to defend our Constitution by voting to impeach and remove Donald Trump."

Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump's corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 600,000 phone calls to Congress and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.