DeLauro Reiterates Support for Impeachment Inquiry Following Release of Trump-Ukraine Call Notes
WASHINGTON, DC (September 25, 2019) – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released the following statement after the White House released a notes of President Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“President Donald Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky should alarm every American—especially those in Congress who have taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution. On July 25, 2019, just one day after Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, the President asked a foreign leader point-blank to ‘look into’ 2020 Presidential candidate Vice President Joe Biden and his son. That request—to investigate a political opponent before the upcoming 2020 election—reeks of potential extortion and it is illegal.”
“We cannot allow the President or his advisers, including his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to confuse and obfuscate this matter. Releasing notes of President’s call does not make his words less damning; no amount of propaganda on cable TV can change that. In fact, this call only makes the need for the Intelligence Committee to see the entire whistleblower complaint even more urgent. That is why I am reiterating my support for an impeachment inquiry, which is the only recourse Congress has to respond to President Trump’s egregious actions.”