Keating Supports Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bill Keating (D- MA 10th District) is joining the long list of Democrats ready to move forward with impeachment proceedings on President Donald Trump.
Congressman Keating first took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon, sending out a series of tweets detailing his concerns regarding the phone call President Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about the former Vice-President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“It’s a bit of an understatement, but there are a lot of questions here that need answers: (1/5)
On July 18 President Trump’s decision to withhold $400 million in aid to the Ukraine was made public. (2/5)
One week later, on July 25, President Trump is alleged by a whistleblower to have made an inappropriate promise to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky while discussing the Biden family. (3/5)
On August 12 a whistleblower complaint was filed regarding the July 25 phone call. The Intelligence Inspector General determined the complaint to be of “urgent concern.” (4/5)
Three days later, on August 15, Dan Coats resigns as Director of National Intelligence. (5/5),” Congressman Keating tweeted.
Keating later issued an official statement to the press, showing his support for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA 12th District) announcement of beginning a formal impeachment inquiry.
“The President has acted to coerce a foreign power to undercut our country’s national security and democracy, an action declared to be an ‘urgent matter’ by the Inspector General. The Constitution and our rule of law are at stake right now. We have a Constitutional obligation as a Congress to protect our country. We must move forward on a formal impeachment inquiry.”
A transcript of the phone call with the Ukrainian President was released Wednesday morning by order of President Trump.
No official action regarding impeachment proceedings have been taken as of Wednesday morning by Pelosi or other ranking Democrats.