House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
Donald Trump’s corruption is bottomless. Using the power of the presidency to pressure a foreign government into attacking an American political opponent is a dangerous abuse of power and an affront to our democracy.
“The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the President’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” said Speaker Pelosi. “Therefore, today, I am announcing the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.”
Not only is this a clear abuse of power, but Trump is endangering our national security. Instead of conducting our national security and foreign policy in the best interest of the American people, Trump is only looking out for his own personal and political interests.
“No president is above the law,” said Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa. “Over the past few days, we’ve found out the President of the United States used the powers of the presidency to request a foreign government investigate a potential political opponent and threatened to withhold aid from the foreign country if they did not comply. Trump has betrayed our democracy, our national security, and our entire country.”
The American people deserve to know the truth, and it is Congress’s job to get answers after the Trump administration has sought to cover up the facts.
“The Texas Democratic Party stands with Speaker Pelosi and the Texas Democratic Congressional delegation in calling for impeachment inquiries to begin. Trump must be thoroughly investigated for his actions and if found guilty, properly held accountable. The only way to do this is to have Congress investigate the full extent of his crimes. The American people deserve to know the truth,” said Hinojosa.
It is not enough to release the transcript of Trump’s call with Ukraine. Multiple reports have indicated the whistleblower’s complaint goes far beyond that conversation. Therefore, the whistleblower’s entire complaint must be released to Congress immediately.