TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is calling for Congress to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
In a statement released Tuesday, Kirkpatrick said President Trump should be investigated for collusion, campaign finance violations, family separation and other crimes.
"After meeting with countless Southern Arizonans, reading the Special Council’s report, and seeing the President and his administration defy Congressional subpoenas — I have concluded that the United States House of Representatives must open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump,” Kirkpatrick said. “Following Mueller’s alarming report, it is Congress’ job to conduct oversight and deliver answers to the American people. Instead, the President has called upon his administration officials to ignore Congressional subpoenas and break the law, not just related to the Special Counsel’s investigation into collusion, but all areas of Congressional oversight — including census hearings, campaign finance violations, family separation, and so many more."
“As a Congresswoman, former prosecutor, and American citizen — I have a responsibility to stand up for the rule of law and defend our Constitution. This should not be made into a partisan fight or a debate about long-term election strategy, it’s about protecting our democracy. Nobody is above the law, especially not the President," Kirkpatrick said.
Kirkpatrick represents Congressional District 2, which includes the southeastern region of the state, including much of Tucson.