Norma Torres

12/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2019 17:55

Rep. Torres: Trump-Ukraine Intel Report Proves Impeachable Abuses of Power

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) released the following statement today responding to the release by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report.

'The Intelligence Committee report released today proves beyond the shadow of a doubt what we already know: that President Trump withheld much-needed military aid from Ukraine to pressure them into investigating his political opponent, and that he tried to cover it up when he was caught,' Congresswoman Torres said. 'These actions don't just betray his oath of office - they threaten our national security, destabilize a key ally at a time of need, and undermine our electoral system.

'When we see a web of corruption like this, it's usually prosecuted under the RICO Act,' Congresswoman Torres continued. 'President Trump's behavior, as outlined in exceptional detail in this report, is no different from those crime bosses.

'I commend my colleagues on the Intelligence Committee for their tireless efforts to bring every possible detail to light. The integrity of our system of government, and our place in the global community, are at stake. The Congressional oath of office is intended to protect us from compromising moments like this - it's time for every Member of Congress to live up to the words they were sworn in by.'

The full text of The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report is available HERE.