DNC on Announcement of Impeachment Inquiry

In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing the House will move forward with an official impeachment inquiry, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“I stand with Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats as they move forward with this impeachment inquiry.

“Based on the president’s own admission, he has committed a gross abuse of power. Congress has an obligation to thoroughly investigate this matter and other wrongdoing; anything less would be an abdication of its constitutional responsibility to serve as a check on the executive branch.

“Donald Trump has made countless promises to the American people, but he’s proven that he’s only capable of serving himself — and that there is no line he won’t cross to do so. Americans are tired of it, and they deserve better.

“Democrats are fighting day in and day out to expand access to health care, raise wages, help the American worker, and uphold the rule of law. That is our promise to America – and unlike this president, we keep our promises.”