Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) released the following statement calling for the U.S. House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry:
“Every week, I board a five hour flight from Washington, D.C. to come home to my family and to the people of the 8th District who I was elected to serve. Washington, D.C. is a very busy place that doesn’t allow a lot of time for reflection, but the long trip home sure does. This week, as I departed D.C. for a six week district work period, I thought about my constituents, and the promise I made to them to serve and protect their interests when I’m in the other Washington. On the flight home, I was able to finish listening to the five hours of Robert Mueller’s testimony — hearing it all laid out so concisely reinforced just how many lines of inquiry still need to be pursued. If I had done any one of the things that our president had done to obstruct justice or act against the interest of this country, I would be in jail. The American people — and the people of the 8th District — deserve to know that no one is above the law.
Thinking about that, it became intolerably frustrating to consider how every effort to seek that information has been slow walked or obstructed, consistent with so much of the behavior made plain in the Mueller report. The American people deserve to know what transpired and to what extent our president is acting against the best interests of our nation. Russia is meddling, and this poses immediate danger. I have come to believe that stepping these congressional investigations up to the level of an impeachment inquiry will be required to get timely access to the information we need for our national security and national conscience.
I know the people of the 8th District elected me to protect their health care, fight for their families, and protect our environment, and those will always remain my focus while I have the privilege of serving them in Congress. But they also elected me to uphold the Constitution and protect our national security interests. And so, I am formally calling for an impeachment inquiry.”
The above is a press release from the office of Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-Issaquah, 8th CD). The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents and encourages our readers to verify any information they find may be overly biased or questionable. The publication of this press release does not indicate an endorsement of its contents.