Cicilline Statement on Pompeo Investigation

Oct 26, 2020

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who introduced The White House House is Not a Political Prop Act (H.R.8655) last week to strengthen prohibitions against conducting campaign activity in Federal buildings, issued the following statement today after learning that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is under investigation for his speech last summer to the Republican National Committee:

“This is the most corrupt administration in modern times. Each day, it seems, we learn more about how President Trump, his Cabinet, and White House officials are undermining the rule of law in order to advance their own personal and political ambitions.”

“It will take a long time to reverse the damage this administration has done. One of the first things we need to do is strengthen existing anti-corruption laws. No future president should feel free to use the White House, Federal buildings, National Parks, Air Force One, or other taxpayer-financed facilities and vehicles as political props for a campaign like this president has.”

“That’s why I introduced legislation last week that establishes a clear red line prohibiting the use of Federal property for campaign activities. We cannot let President Trump’s actions become the new normal. Whenever he leaves office, we will have to get to work restoring decency and integrity to the Oval Office.”