Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García’s Statement on Conclusion of Mueller Investigation

May 29, 2019
Press Release
"No one is above the law. Not even the President."

Chicago, IL- Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement regarding the conclusion of the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

“No one, including the President, is above the law. The fundamental integrity of our democracy is at stake.

“This morning, Special Counsel Mueller repeated in no uncertain terms: The President has obstructed justice; the Mueller Report did not clear the President of any crimes; and it is the job of Congress to hold the President accountable.

“After careful deliberation, I have concluded that the House of Representatives must begin a formal impeachment inquiry to fulfill our constitutionally mandated responsibility to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

“Key to my decision is the redacted Mueller report which details multiple instances that over 450 federal prosecutors and legal experts have deemed obstruction of justice. President Trump has exacerbated these allegations by stonewalling congressional investigations, impeding our crucial Constitutional duty to exercise oversight over the Executive branch.

“While the Democratic Majority has and must continue to pass meaningful legislation to lower prescription drug costs, combat climate change, and raise wages, the House should also begin an impeachment inquiry to shed light on the Mueller report’s findings. We can and should do both.

“The American people deserve to know the truth and if the President has committed impeachable offenses, he must be held accountable.”