DeGette: The president’s actions constitute a prima facie case to merit an impeachment investigation

Apr 23, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) released the following statement:

"The Mueller report details many instances in which President Trump actively attempted to interfere with the investigation into his campaign’s potentially treasonous ties with Russia. The president's actions are clearly beneath the high personal, ethical and legal standards our founders envisioned in the executive branch, and, as such, constitute a prima facie case to trigger an impeachment investigation.

I believe Congress has a constitutional duty to complete the process begun by the Special Counsel and, to do that, we must obtain the full unredacted Mueller report, including all of the supporting documents, and take testimony from key witnesses, including Barr, Mueller and McGhan.

Once the full record has been established, the Constitution mandates that the House determine whether the President’s conduct warrants a resolution of impeachment and referral to the U.S. Senate for trial. It’s imperative that this process proceed as quickly as possible, without political considerations, and in a manner that ensures the House is still be able to pursue its legislative agenda on behalf of the American people."