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Rose Statement on Ukraine Whistleblower Reports

Congressman: ‘The American people deserve the truth and Congress needs the facts’

Washington, September 24, 2019

Congressman Max Rose issued the following statement on the reports and allegations surrounding the whistleblower complaint against the President regarding Ukraine:

“The American people are absolutely disgusted with our politics to the point it’s assumed that corrupt behavior is so widespread that it’s part of the process—not something that can ever be erased. It’s assumed that Republicans and Democrats will always put winning ahead of the country. And it’s now assumed that it doesn’t matter who’s in the White House, the opposing party will try to impeach them. That there is such a lack of trust is a damning indictment of both parties and why I ran for office in the first place. It’s also why I have opposed a partisan impeachment process that would only deepen those divisions, not solve them.

“However, a President attempting to blackmail a foreign government into targeting American citizens is not just another example of scorched earth politics. It would be an invitation to the enemies of the United States to come after any citizen so long as they happen to disagree with the President.

“The American people deserve the truth and Congress needs the facts. That’s why I’m calling on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and my Republican colleagues to put country over party and join me in demanding that the Trump Administration release all documents related to the whistleblower case. This is a serious crisis, all options must be on the table, and it's time Republicans are as interested in the truth as the American people.”