Rep. Carson Statement on Director Mueller Hearing
Washington, DC – Congressman André Carson (D-IN) issued the following statement on Director Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
“I extend my thanks to Director Mueller for coming to Capitol Hill today to testify before my committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the House Judiciary Committee. I hold deep respect for Director Mueller’s years of distinguished service to our country, and his role spearheading the thorough and impartial investigation of foreign meddling in our elections.
“His testimony today conclusively confirmed the aggressive, systemic interference conducted by the Russian government, which was detailed in Director Mueller’s report. We know that the Russians made numerous contacts with the Trump campaign, which welcomed their help. And they lied to cover it up. It’s clearer than ever that this President and his closest advisors jeopardized our national security, and threatened the very foundations of our Democracy through their shady dealings.
“As Director Mueller has demonstrated through his decades-long career, public servants must put our country’s laws and core values above their own personal, political or financial gain. This President has failed to meet these basic standards of conduct. Congress must continue to use every tool at our disposal to hold him accountable, including opening an inquiry into his impeachment, and ultimately ensuring this type of dangerous, foreign interference never happens again. The future of our democracy depends on it.”