House Hearings Show Trump Broke the Law, Congress Must Act

Media 11.20,19

Contact: Shin Inouye, [email protected], 202.869.0398

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the ongoing House impeachment hearings:

“What we have heard from witness after witness is a simple truth – Trump sought to use his office to extort and bribe a foreign government to target a political opponent for his own personal gain. For our Constitution and the rule of law to have any meaning, every member of Congress must take their sworn duty seriously and hold the president accountable. They must send a clear message – no one, not even a president, is above the law.”

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit