Deutch Statement on Judiciary Committee Impeachment Inquiry Hearing
Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued this statement following the impeachment inquiry hearing on "Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment":
"Over the last few weeks, the American people heard directly from witnesses of the President's misconduct, including longtime civil servants, respected diplomats, and a Purple Heart veteran. The impeachment inquiry report details the scope of this misconduct, including the President's abuse of power for his own political gain and his unprecedented obstruction of the investigation. Now, the House Judiciary Committee has the profoundly solemn responsibility of determining whether the offenses amount to impeachable offenses.
"I took an oath of office to put the interests of the nation above my own, just as my late father did 75 years ago when he fought for our nation in the Battle of the Bulge. Our Constitution lays out the remedy for violations of this oath and abuses of power, including bribery, and prescribes this authority to Congress. Today, we continued our work as a co-equal branch of government to weigh the evidence and decide whether President Trump's actions, which have undermined our national security and obstructed our investigations, are impeachable offenses."
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