Quigley Statement on House Intelligence Committee Impeachment Inquiry Report
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after the Committee released their draft report on the impeachment inquiry:
“Over the past three months, the Intelligence Committee has found clear, consistent, and compelling evidence that President Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival and pursue the debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine – not Russia – interfered in the 2016 election. In pursuit of this goal, he withheld a White House meeting and nearly $400 million in military aid and after his scheme was uncovered, he obstructed Congress to try to cover it up.
“The House Intelligence Committee’s report demonstrates that the basic facts regarding the President’s abuse of power are not under dispute.
“However, it is clear from the minority’s report that House Republicans no longer care about the facts. Rather than presenting exculpatory evidence or attempting to defend the President’s actions, they have chosen to repeat Russian conspiracy theories and gaslight the American people into believing that this behavior is normal and acceptable.
“No one is above the law – Congress must decide if this is the new normal or if we will uphold our oaths of office and hold this President accountable.”
As a member of the Intelligence Committee, Quigley participated in each of the Committee’s public impeachment inquiry hearings, including questioning former Ambassador Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch, Vice President Pence aide Jennifer Williams and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, and Ambassador Kurt Volker. In May, Quigley announced his support for opening an impeachment inquiry into the President and he strongly supported Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to open a formal inquiry.