STATEMENT BY CONGRESSMAN WM. LACY CLAY (D) MISSOURI REGARDING THE LAUNCH OF A FORMAL IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, TUESDAY, 9.24.19

 

 

STATEMENT BY CONGRESSMAN WM. LACY CLAY (D) MISSOURI

REGARDING THE LAUNCH OF A FORMAL IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

 

NOTE:  The following, in its entirety,

is a first-person statement from

Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri

 

WASHINGTON, DC –

 

“I strongly support Speaker Pelosi’s decision to launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump…an urgent measure that I have supported for more than three months.

 

Donald J. Trump has violated his Oath of Office.  He has abused his power.

 

He has repeatedly lied to Congress and the American people.

 

He has obstructed justice.

 

He illegally sought the help of a foreign leader for his own campaign by applying undue pressure on the President of Ukraine to dig up negative information to use against one of his potential political opponents.

 

And Mr. Trump has displayed complete contempt for the Rule of Law and the Constitution that he took an oath to preserve, protect and defend.

 

He has left Congress no other choice than to pursue an impeachment inquiry in order to defend our democracy.”

 

 

 

 

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