Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
November 3, 2019
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined CBS’s “Face the Nation” this morning to discuss the next phase of the impeachment inquiry and the progress House Democrats have made for the people. Below are excerpts from his remarks and a link to the video:

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“I think every Member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, ought to vote not their party, not their partisanship, but [for] the Constitution and [for] the protection of the Constitution. If they believe, and this is the answer they’re going to come to grips because 80 percent of the American people thinks it was wrong for the President of the United States to be withholding dollars, appropriated by the Congress, for Ukraine’s defense and in effect saying, you can't get a meeting with [the President] in the White House unless you undertake an investigation. Eighty percent of the American people thinks that was wrong.”
“We have a duty to the country, to the American people, and to the Constitution of the United States. And if we find, after the Judiciary Committee considers all the evidence, that there is reason to believe probable cause, we lawyers would say, that the President of the United States has committed a high crime and misdemeanor — now high crime, according to Hamilton, is an abuse of power, not a crime as we generally think of it, but an abuse of power. Eighty percent of the American people think the President should not have been involving a head of a foreign government in our elections.”
“We have passed a lot of substantive legislation, major reform bills, trying to make our streets safer from gun violence, trying to make sure that women are safer on the streets, making sure that we have equal pay. We raised the [minimum] wage, we protect preexisting conditions. All of those are big issues. We have passed them. They sit, ironically, in the body that the Republicans control. And they accuse us of not doing anything while they hold 400 bills that aren't being attended to.”