Van Hollen, Hoyer announce support of Trump Impeachment inquiry

Offices of Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen(D) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer(D, MD-05)

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement announcing his support for the U.S. House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. 

“President Trump’s actions are a threat to our democracy. His continued disregard for our Constitution and the democratic norms that guide our nation have caused irreparable harm to our country, our standing in the world, and to the Office of the Presidency. These issues must be fully investigated to the utmost of our abilities. As the White House continues to prevent the House of Representatives from exercising their Constitutionally-mandated oversight role, it has become clear that the tools provided by an impeachment inquiry must be employed. I have not come to this decision lightly — and I regret that the President’s actions require these measures. But the American people deserve the truth and confidence in their government, and I support an impeachment inquiry in order to expose the facts and protect our democracy.”

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement in support of the House moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry:

“I fully support Congress moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. I have grave concerns about the President’s troubling admission that he sought Ukrainian interference in the 2020 election, undermining America’s national security. 

“As the relevant committees continue their investigations under the umbrella of the impeachment inquiry, we will continue to pursue the facts and follow them wherever they lead – including to articles of impeachment.

 “The House will carry out its responsibilities on behalf of the American people with integrity and with care, ensuring that no individual ever stands above the law.”   

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