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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Castro Statement on Impeachment

Sep 24, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement on impeachment:

“The House of Representatives cannot sit on their hands over this abuse of power any longer. We cannot allow this President to intimidate any foreign president into opening an investigation to dig up dirt on his political rival. The Speaker has put down the gauntlet, and if the DNI does not hand over the whistleblower complaint on Thursday and if we do not receive a full transcript of the phone call between Trump and Ukraine, we should move forward with a formal impeachment investigation on Friday.

“I’ve called for opening an impeachment inquiry for some time. But this moment goes beyond Democrats versus Republicans, and the partisan politics of 2020. Normalizing this dangerous and illicit behavior sets a precedent for future presidents and Congresses. We are in a fight for our country and for our democracy. We are in a fight to respect the rule of law, to protect our nation’s interests, and to finally put an end to this madness. In order to preserve the sanctity of our Constitution and reassert our congressional authority over this corruption, impeachment is the only way forward.”

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