Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Impeachment Inquiry Vote
Washington, October 31, 2019
(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement on her vote in favor of the resolution directing committees of jurisdiction to continue their investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives impeachment inquiry and establishing further procedures:
“The matters before the Congress are matters of utmost importance for our country and our Constitution. As a member of Congress, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Consistent with that oath, we have been called upon to consider questions relating to the House of Representatives’ exercise of its oversight power and the possible use of its exclusive remedy for certain conduct: impeachment.
“Today, I voted to affirm the existing committee investigations into the conduct of the President and establish the procedures for the work that comes next, including hearings that are open to the American people and due process rights for the President.
“It is the responsibility of Congress to investigate the matters of the President’s conduct with the seriousness and fairness they require, and it is the responsibility of the President and his administration to participate fully in that investigation: to comply with the law and the Constitution.
“We face many serious challenges across our country, and my colleagues and I will continue our work together on these matters of great importance, from our health care to our infrastructure to our safety and security, while the inquiry into certain conduct of the President continues.”