Contact: Sarah Abel
Washington, DC—Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement after voting to pass a resolution to establish rules for open hearings as part of the ongoing investigation into allegations that the President tried to coerce a foreign government to meddle in our elections:
“As a former special prosecutor, I believe that it is imperative for the House to uncover all of the facts and evidence so that an appropriate remedy can be determined. Today the House took steps necessary to move forward with the investigation in a manner that will make testimony and facts public and give the President the opportunity to defend his actions. I firmly believe that impeachment should be the last resort, but as a co-equal branch of government, Congress has a constitutional obligation to investigate any misconduct—regardless of political party.”
In 1998, Rep. Kind was one of 31 Democrats in the House who voted to move forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Clinton’s misconduct.