Congressman Doggett Issues Statement on Urgency of Impeachment Hearings

Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statement today on the urgency of impeachment hearings. Congressman Doggett has consistently urged for greater transparency in the Trump administration, and has called for independent investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 election.

Deeper Obligation to Country: Statement on Urgency of Impeachment & Apparent Trump Dodge on Ukraine

[ https://doggett.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/deeper-obligation-country-statement-urgency-impeachment-apparent-trump ]

“Like his Republican accomplices, who have enabled President Trump to trample our democracy, further Democratic delay would only embolden Trump in continuing to believe that he can get away with most anything. We should fulfill our constitutional duty to hold Trump accountable for his lawlessness by beginning hearings on specific articles of impeachment. Regardless of the politics of the moment, we have a deeper obligation to our country.

Though President Trump has finally yielded to demands for a transcript of his call with the Ukrainian President, the whistleblower’s report that a Trump-appointed Inspector General described as ‘urgent,’ ‘credible,’ and ‘most important’ apparently documents a series of events, rather than a single phone call. Anything less than submission of the complete report and underlying documents to the House Intelligence Committee, as required by law, and unimpeded testimony of the courageous  whistleblower would represent further lawlessness and obstruction.”