CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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Himes Statement On Opening Of An Impeachment Inquiry Into President Trump

September 24, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The House of Representatives is going to move forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.  We have no other option. The President has shown contempt for the truth, attacked our institutions, ignored the Constitution, refused Congressional oversight, refused to comply with subpoenas, ordered administration officials to refuse to testify, and asserted executive privilege of unprecedented scope.  If the allegations are true, his solicitation of the President of Ukraine to interfere in an American election by manufacturing dirt on the President’s political opponent is unethical and illegal coercion, regardless of whether he was holding financial support hostage.  Congress is the only body with the ability to hold this rogue President accountable.  It’s time to exercise that power on behalf of the American people and bring all the facts and corruption to light.