Schatz Statement On Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement on the first public hearing of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry.


“It is a solemn time for our country, and it is unfortunate that it has come to this. But we take solace in the fact that our founders wrote into the Constitution a remedy for the behavior that was exposed. Although impeachment and removal are severe consequences, so are the high crimes being alleged.


“The safeguards built into our Constitution only work if we have the courage to use them. The path forward is clear: we must honor our oath, present the facts to the American people, and hold the president accountable.”