Linda Sánchez Statement on Trump Urging the Ukrainian President to Interfere in our Elections

September 24, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DCU.S. Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) today released the following statement on reports of President Trump threatening to withhold U.S. military aid from Ukraine unless the Ukrainian President initiated an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

"It has become glaringly clear that Trump used his official office, including threatening our taxpayer dollars, to look for dirt from a foreign counterpart just so he could try to undermine a political opponent. The most recent whistleblower complaint is a serious national security matter that requires our immediate attention, yet the Director of National Intelligence continues to withhold information, undermining Congress, the rule of law and our democracy.

“Congress and the American people deserve to know whether the President encouraged a foreign country to interfere with the 2020 election. If it turns out that he did, I believe that President Trump must be impeached.”