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DelBene Supports Impeachment Inquiry

Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) called for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

“It gives me no pleasure to announce that I am calling for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States. 

“This decision has weighed heavily on my mind as I have tried to determine the best course of action to take for our country. I read the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Russian interference in our 2016 election, and I watched his testimony in front of Congress. The notion that a sitting President would attempt to derail an investigation of a direct attack on our democracy is shocking, unpatriotic, and a violation of the oath we share. The President has taken virtually no action to try to prevent Russia or other foreign powers from meddling in our free and fair elections in the future. 

“Congress has a responsibility laid out in the Constitution to perform oversight. Further underscoring his disregard for the Constitution, the President has attacked the free press, ignored congressional subpoenas and instructed his own staffers not to cooperate with ongoing investigations. With every act of defiance, he continues to disgrace his office and violate the checks and balances that are the foundation of the Constitution. 

“I strongly believe Congress must fulfill our obligation to uphold the Constitution while addressing the problems Americans face daily. All my colleagues in the Democratic Caucus are fully committed to protecting our democracy and fixing the economic and social challenges we face as a country. 

“Finally, I want to say directly to the people I represent that this is a very sad day. I didn’t come to Congress hoping to launch an impeachment inquiry against any President. But it is Congress’ responsibility to give these issues the utmost attention and I believe this is the best way to achieve that goal.”