Costa Statement on Impeachment Inquiry

Sep 24, 2019
Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement:

The allegations the President may have used his position to intimidate a foreign government for personal gain are alarming. As members of Congress, we took an oath to preserve and protect our democracy and Constitution. We cannot turn a blind eye to abuse of power.

“I support an official impeachment investigation. It is paramount the six committees that have jurisdiction continue to investigate whether any high crimes and misdemeanors have been committed by President Trump. As a member of the Foreign Affairs committee, one of the investigating committees, I will work diligently to determine if there was an effort by this president to coerce a foreign government to undermine our democracy and put our nation at risk.

“Tomorrow, I will support a House resolution demanding the Director of National Intelligence provide Congress with the whistleblower’s complaint that outlines these allegations, as required by law.

“We should not jump to premature conclusions. We must follow the facts where they lead. I look forward to the truth coming out.”