Congressman Neguse Statement on House Impeachment Inquiry
Washington, D.C.—Congressman Joe Neguse, who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after an announcement late this afternoon from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that the House will open a formal impeachment inquiry. Congressman Neguse was the first Colorado lawmaker to call for an impeachment inquiry earlier this year in May 2019.
“The President has shown complete disregard for the law, the office of the Presidency and our Constitution. In the last week, we learned that he pressured Ukrainian officials to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. There is no question that inviting political interference in our democratic process is an impeachable offense."
“These new allegations come on the heels of wholesale obstruction of Congress that the President has been engaged in since the release of the Special Counsel’s report. He has ignored subpoenas, instructed Administration officials not to come before Congress, exercised false executive privilege and now refuses to hand over this whistleblower complaint and the underlying evidence in its entirety, which Congress is entitled to by law.”
“Donald Trump has abused the Presidency and the law. We must move forward with impeachment immediately.”