Cicilline: We Should Open an Impeachment Inquiry

‘We have to deliver on the promises we made to the American people’

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GEIST: “Will you open an impeachment inquiry?"
CICILLINE: "Again, my view is that we should. That is a decision we'll make collectively as a caucus. But there is really unity in the Democratic caucus on two issues: one is that we have to deliver on the promises we made to the American people and our For the People agenda to drive down health care costs, drive down the cost of prescription drugs, raise family incomes by rebuilding America, and taking on the corruption in Washington and the self-dealing and getting the government to work for the people again. We're delivering on those, we passed prescription drugs legislation to reduce the cost of drugs, we passed legislation to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, we're working on infrastructure. So we are getting that done. There's also unanimity in Congress to be sure that we hold this president accountable, that no one is above the law and that we have to get to the truth. So I think there comes a point when  the White House, their efforts to impede our investigation, to prevent us from hearing from witnesses and generating documents, makes it impossible to do our work and I think impeachment inquiry is appropriate at that juncture. That's my view, that's not the view of the caucus, it's certainly not the view of the full leadership team, but there is absolute consensus that we need to continue with our oversight, continue to compel the attendance of witnesses and production of documents to hold this president accountable and we'll continue to do that."

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