Congressman Blumenauer Supports Impeachment Inquiry Resolution

May 3, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement after signing onto Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s impeachment inquiry resolution:

“The Mueller investigation was limited in its capacity to take action and draw conclusions due to Justice Department guidelines. Yet, it was a treasure trove of information that deserves further investigation, which should be done in the House—the only chamber willing to hold this president accountable. For that reason, I am joining Congresswoman Tlaib in calling for the Judiciary Committee to carry out a formal investigation regarding potential impeachable offenses by Donald Trump.”

“I reject the notion that we should move immediately to an impeachment vote. That produces a verdict before we have gathered all the evidence and fairly built the case to the American people. The House should use all the tools at its disposal to find the truth, because the facts are not going to change. Congress has a responsibility to hold public hearings to receive and understand all information to adequately make the case. It is critically important that we carry out our constitutional duty to conduct oversight over the executive branch. Throughout this process, the American people must remain engaged, involved and informed.”