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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Releases Statement Supporting Impeachment Investigation

August 26, 2019
Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement regarding the impeachment investigation underway in the House of Representatives:

“I serve on two House committees investigating the President’s conduct during and after his election to our highest office.  I have reviewed numerous documents (both classified and unclassified), questioned various witnesses including Special Counsel Mueller, and read the Mueller Report multiple times.  Despite the Trump Administration’s refusal to provide requested witnesses and documents in our ongoing investigations, we have still uncovered serious, troubling evidence of unethical and illegal behavior by the President.”

"I greatly respect the electoral process and the office of the President.  I was raised to respect each occupant of that office, regardless of party, and I feel strongly that no President should be impeached unless clear, substantial evidence of illegal behavior exists to sustain a conviction in the Senate.”

“That said, we have now come to a point where we must engage in an investigation to not only expose wrongdoing and prevent it from happening again, but also to determine whether the current President engaged in behavior meriting the beginning of impeachment proceedings.”

“I come to this conclusion with a heavy heart, and it is not a conclusion I relish or desire, but if the 'rule of law' is to have any meaning in this country, it is the only appropriate course of action.”

“Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler requested evidence collected so far by my committees for the purpose of the ongoing impeachment investigation, which is essentially an impeachment inquiry.  I fully support Chairman Nadler’s investigation.”

“Where this investigation leads, we cannot know at this time.  Regardless of the outcome, I support Chairman Nadler’s impeachment investigation conducted in accordance with the Constitution. Further, I will continue my efforts in my congressional committees to support the process as well as discover and expose wrongdoing wherever it exists.  Our Constitution and our country’s future require nothing less.”