Cicilline Statement on Mueller Press Conference

May 29, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline issued the following statement this morning:

 

“The Special Counsel’s work is done. I thank him and his staff for their service to our country. Now it is time for Congress to do its job.”

 

“We’ve had this report for nearly six weeks. It clearly sets forth facts describing ten instances where the President may well have obstructed justice. As the Special Counsel reminded us today, the Constitution gives Congress the sole power to hold a President accountable for high crimes and misdemeanors. If any other American committed these acts, they would be indicted and prosecuted.”

 

“The next step is for the House Judiciary Committee to open an impeachment inquiry to formally begin consideration of whether or not articles of impeachment should be filed. The opening of this inquiry will allow the Committee to collect evidence, compel the attendance of witnesses, and decide how to proceed.”