Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Votes on Judiciary Committee Procedures for Conducting Impeachment Investigation

September 12, 2019
Press Release
Will be Central to Inquiry as Chairman of Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted in favor of House Judiciary Committee procedures for conducting an investigation into President Trump’s conduct and if articles of impeachment should be brought to the full House of Representatives. The resolution passed with a vote of 24 to 17. 

  

The Judiciary Committee procedures are fully consistent with House rules and precedent and will allow for an expeditious and thorough investigation. President Trump’s due process rights will be guaranteed by allowing him to respond to hearings and testimony in writing.   

  

After the vote, Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

  

“What we did today, in establishing procedures for conducting an impeachment investigation, is important. It has been clear to me for many months that this President has engaged in impeachable conduct: obstructing the Mueller investigation, preventing aides from honoring Congressional subpoenas, committing routine violations of the Constitution’s emoluments clauses, and attacking the Judiciary and the Press. Our investigation will display evidence to the public of Donald Trump’s misconduct and violations of law. My Subcommittee will play an important role in the inquiry, and I look forward to shining light on what makes Donald Trump the most impeachable President in American history.”