Lisa Blunt Rochester

07/17/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/18/2019 09:44

Blunt Rochester Statement on Voting to Table Impeachment Motion

WASHINGTON, DC - This evening, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) voted to table a motion to impeach President Trump, issuing the following statement.

'This evening I voted to table a motion to impeach President Trump. Impeachment is one of the most serious actions that the House of Representatives can take, and as such, deserves a rigorous and deliberate process. There are currently six House Committees investigating the president and his associates and their actions, ranging from potential campaign finance violations to obstruction of justice. If the House is to move forward with impeaching the president, we need to present a case to the American people that is as strong and airtight as possible. Moving forward with proceedings right now does not afford us that opportunity. Let me be clear - my vote tonight is not about whether or not the president traffics in racist tropes or actions - he does. We must allow the relevant committees to complete their investigations and, in the meantime, continue to conduct rigorous oversight of the administration as we did tonight by voting to hold Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross in contempt.'