Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García’s Statement on the Beginning of Official Impeachment Inquiry

September 24, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement in support of the House moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Congressman García previously announced his support for impeachment proceedings in May.

“No one, not even the President of the United States, is above the law.

“We recently learned that President Trump attempted to pressure Ukraine’s president into investigating a political opponent by withholding military aid. In simpler words: Trump tried to bribe a foreign power to help his own campaign.

“President Trump has a pattern of stonewalling congressional investigations, lying, and obstructing justice to cover up his corrupt actions. Our president should not cut deals with foreign governments for his own personal gain. It is our job as Members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, to protect the votes and the voices of the American people. Our democracy is not for sale.”