Scott Statement on Impeachment Resolution

December 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after he voted to table Congressman Al Green’s (TX-09) resolution calling for the impeachment of President Trump:

“This President has made statements and taken actions that approve of those who preach hatred and division while promoting policies that would imperil our democracy, weaken our economy, and undermine our national security.  Legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead our nation.  At this time, Congressional committees are investigating the President’s actions before and after he took the oath of office.  The special counsel’s investigation is progressing as well and we should allow Robert Mueller to complete his investigation.  Then, if sufficient evidence exists, the House will be in a position to consider impeachment.

“Congress currently owes it to the American people to address overdue priorities, including improving the lives of hard-working Americans and defeating Republicans’ assault on working families and defeat their tax scam and efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. We must focus on working across the aisle to fund the government and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).”

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