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Rep. Josh Gottheimer. (D-Wyckoff). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Gottheimer won’t decide on impeachment until after inquiry is complete

New Jersey Democrat: ‘We must let the facts guide our work’

By David Wildstein, September 24 2019 5:13 pm

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) says he’ll hold off making any decisions about the impeachment of Donald Trump until the House completes an inquiry into allegations that the president asked officials in the Ukraine for help in digging up dirt on the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

“The serious allegations that have surfaced about communication between President Trump and the Ukrainian President put our national security at risk and merit an immediate inquiry,” Gottheimer said. “We must let the facts guide our work. Given the gravity of this moment, I will base my final judgment on whether impeachment is warranted on the information garnered through this inquiry, not on hearsay, social media, or conflicting news accounts. I’d urge the House Republicans to do the same.

Gottheimer said that as a Member of Congress “it is my utmost responsibility to both fight for my constituents and protect the Constitution.”

“Without it, and the rule of law, our democracy cannot continue to thrive, as it has since our founding,” said the two-term Bergen County Democrat.

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