Matsui Again Calls for Impeachment Proceedings Amid Allegations President Trump Attempted to Coerce a Foreign Government to Illegally Assist His Presidential Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 24, 2019 | Kyle Morse (202-557-4880)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement after recent developments originating from an Intelligence Community whistleblower complaint. The initial claim was filed alleging President Trump attempted to coerce Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s family. Per reports from the Washington Post and New York Times, in the days before this conversation, President Trump ordered Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to freeze $391 million in Congressionally-approved aid to Ukraine.

“The foundation of American life begins and ends with the rule of law, and those who take an oath to uphold the Constitution have a sacred duty to protect that very right. The willingness of President Trump to break the law and the brazen nature of his pursuit of power underscores the gravity of this moment in history. We will be asked by future generations what we did. I do not take this lightly. I believe that we need to do something about it. We need to move forward with impeachment proceedings” said Congresswoman Matsui, Sacramento's representative in Congress. “Before revelations regarding Ukraine came to light, the contents of the Mueller Report and the President's continuous actions to block Congressional investigations were enough to begin impeachment proceedings. That's why I voted to stop Republican efforts to end that process. Knowing what we know now, we must move forward with an impeachment investigation before President Trump disrupts our next Presidential election – by openly and illegally seeking assistance from a foreign power. The eyes of future generations are watching.”

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