Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Statement on the Ukraine Whistleblower Scandal and President Trump’s Admission of Illegal Conduct

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2019
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after several reports, and admissions from President Trump himself, that the President, his Administration and his personal attorney sought to coerce a foreign government to illegally interfere in the 2020 election:

“President Trump’s attempt to pressure a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 election is a blatant abuse of power. His actions constitute a direct attack on our democracy and signify an unprecedented new level of corruption and lawlessness in the White House.”

“By any measure, this is impeachable conduct on the part of the President. Every House committee of relevant jurisdiction must move aggressively to gather the underlying evidence and press forward with our efforts to hold President Trump accountable.”

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