Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano’s Statement on Leader Pelosi’s Opening of Impeachment Inquiry

Sep 25, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Serrano, Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee today released the following statement in support of Leader Pelosi’s formal impeachment Inquiry. Congressman Serrano previously came out in support of an impeachment inquiry earlier this year.

“I previously came out in support of opening an impeachment inquiry against President Trump in light of Director Mueller's investigation and his testimony before Congress. At the time, it was evident to me that President Trump committed illegal acts when he attempted to cover up his campaign’s repeated contacts with an adversary country, and that our nation had no recourse in the courts.  However, the President’s conduct has now reached a dangerous new low. The recent reports regarding President Trump’s attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden by threatening to withhold critical foreign aid only confirm that he will stop at nothing for political and personal gain.  This is a serious national security issue.  No one in this country should be above the law, particularly when it comes and the integrity of our democracy, our Constitution, and our national security. It is time for Congress to step up and act on its duty to hold the President accountable. This is the right decision and I fully support Speaker Pelosi in taking this step forward on impeachment.