Rep. Deb Haaland, tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, became the first Native American women to ever preside of a debate in Congress on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Photo from C-Span.
Published August 14, 2019
WASHINGTON — U.S. Congresswoman Deb Haaland, one of the first American Indian women elected to the U.S. Congress, today announced she is calling for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. She is among the 122 Democrats in the House of Representatives who are in favor of an impeachment inquiry.
Here is a statement released by Rep. Haaland’s Congressional office within the past hour:
“From day one, President Trump has proven he’s unfit to serve as president. I can’t sit back while our communities live in fear because of this President. He and his friends continue to enrich themselves and abuse their power while New Mexicans are struggling. Meanwhile, the President and his Administration stonewall Congress and refuse to cooperate with Congressional investigations; they are impeding the ability of Congress to get to the truth.
“Robert Mueller said it plainly: ‘the special counsel’s report does not exonerate this President.’ Congress has a constitutional tool to shed light on what this Administration is hiding and to hold the President accountable. This isn’t political. There is growing evidence of impeachable offenses and I believe we have a responsibility to defend our Constitution and our Democracy. We must move forward with an impeachment inquiry. The President is not above the law.”