Published : Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 4:43 AM
Pasadena-area Congresswoman Judy Chu issued a statement Tuesday calling for the opening of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
“ I believe it is time for Congress to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The proceedings must be deliberate and transparent. We have a sacred duty as members of Congress to ensure that nobody is above the law. To do nothing given what we know is unacceptable,” Chu said.
In her statement, Chu referred to the recent appearance before Congress of Robert S. Mueller III.
“When Special Counsel Mueller testified before Congress, he reiterated clear evidence that President Trump obstructed justice and that if Trump were not the President, he would be on trial,” Chu said.
“The next day, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a bipartisan report on foreign interference in the 2016 election, confirming that Russia targeted election systems in every single state in our country. These threats undermine our democracy, and Donald Trump repeatedly attempted to obstruct the federal investigation into them.”
Chu was first elected to Congress in 2009. She is the first Chinese American woman elected to that body. Her district, the 27th, contains large portions of the Western San Gabriel Valley and is bounded by the San Gabriel Mountains to the north and the Puente Hills to the south.