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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

DeFazio Statement on Trump Administration Obstruction of Impeachment Investigation

Oct 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio released the following statement in response to a letter from the White House this evening, declaring its obstruction of an impeachment inquiry in the House.

“The president has admitted to an impeachable offense—soliciting assistance from a foreign leader to interfere with U.S. elections and aid his political campaign. He has violated his oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution and betrayed the American people. Since he admitted his offense, and despite his ongoing efforts to obstruct justice and the impeachment investigation, further evidence has mounted against the president. His brazen and reckless actions threaten our national security and the very foundation of our democracy. I fully support House committees drafting articles of impeachment against the president and hope for their prompt consideration in the House.”

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