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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

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Deeper Obligation to Country: Statement on Urgency of Impeachment & Apparent Trump Dodge on Ukraine

September 24, 2019

***Press Release***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 24, 2019

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

202-225-4865

 

Deeper Obligation to Country: Statement on Urgency of Impeachment & Apparent Trump Dodge on Ukraine

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), who has long supported an impeachment investigation, released the following statement on the heightened urgency of beginning impeachment hearings:

“Like his Republican accomplices, who have enabled President Trump to trample our democracy, further Democratic delay would only embolden Trump in continuing to believe that he can get away with most anything. We should fulfill our constitutional duty to hold Trump accountable for his lawlessness by beginning hearings on specific articles of impeachment. Regardless of the politics of the moment, we have a deeper obligation to our country.

Though President Trump has finally yielded to demands for a transcript of his call with the Ukrainian President, the whistleblower’s report that a Trump-appointed Inspector General described as ‘urgent,’ ‘credible,’ and ‘most important’ apparently documents a series of events, rather than a single phone call. Anything less than submission of the complete report and underlying documents to the House Intelligence Committee, as required by law, and unimpeded testimony of the courageous  whistleblower would represent further lawlessness and obstruction.”

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