Carbajal Calls for Impeachment Inquiry
In light of ongoing conversations with Central Coast residents, a full assessment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and testimony in the U.S. House, and Trump administration officials’ continued dodging of congressional subpoenas, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) released the following statement voicing support for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump:
“In the past few years, our nation has seen and heard things from this president that have no place in our democracy. We have seen Donald Trump and his allies invite meddling into our elections, we have watched our nation’s moral fabric rip apart and—most importantly—we have learned that our nation’s commander in chief evaded truth, encouraged his staff to lie repeatedly to investigators and engaged in obstruction on at least ten occasions.
“That’s criminal. If anyone else did these things, they would face legal consequences. I’ve read the full Mueller Report, the president knew the rules and he broke them—he cannot be above the law. That is why I believe it is time to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
“I believe strongly in bipartisanship. My time in public service—from the Marines to local government to representing the Central Coast in Congress—has been built on the ideal that we can get more done if we work together than we ever could alone. I have worked with my colleagues across the aisle to improve our infrastructure, healthcare, environment and more—this will not change. The question of impeachment goes beyond party. It is about defending our democracy and our Constitution, the bedrock of our nation’s values.
“We cannot ignore this president’s actions, and we cannot let him off the hook because of his title. I was elected to support and defend our Constitution against all threats, foreign and domestic. That is what I will continue to do.”
Rep. Salud Carbajal represents California’s 24th congressional district, encompassing Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and part of Ventura County. He is a Marine Corps veteran and naturalized American citizen, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, Agriculture Committee and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.