Rep. Cisneros’s statement on process for impeachment inquiry

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted on a Resolution to formalize the impeachment inquiry process. Rep. Cisneros previously joined his national security colleagues, Representatives Jason Crow (CO-06), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) in an op-ed calling on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings.

“I took an oath to protect and defend our Constitution when I first enlisted in the Navy 30 years ago, and again when I was sworn in as a Member of Congress. The President’s actions risk our international partnerships, undermine our Constitution, and put personal and political gain over country. While I believe it is Congress’s duty to use every means necessary to get to the truth, I have also maintained that impeachment is a serious undertaking and Congress must be methodical and thorough in its investigation.

“Today’s vote is the next step in the investigative process. The resolution before the House outlines protections for the rights of the President, ensures the public release of witness deposition transcripts, and provides for open testimony of witnesses before the Intelligence Committee. My Republican colleagues on the relevant committees have been a part of these proceedings and now I hope all my colleagues will join in recognizing this grave threat and stand up to this Administration in defense of our Constitution.

“As the relevant committees move forward with the next steps in their focused investigation, the rest of Congress will prioritize the needs of the American people. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee and Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I will continue to speak up for our servicemembers and veterans. I will continue to advocate for the issues that are important to my district, like affordable healthcare, comprehensive immigration reform, common-sense gun legislation, the environment, and local infrastructure.”

This article was released by the Office of Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.

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  1. Rep Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) – it is very sad that you and all your House Democrat colleagues (except for two) will spend most of this Congressional session on impeaching President Trump. The House will then watch the Senate hold a trial and find President Trump “not guilty.” In the meantime, important issues are ignored. So sad for our country that the Democratic Party has become radical Socialists.

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