Rep. Maloney Hosts Impeachment 101 Town Hall With Former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman

Oct 11, 2019
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) hosted an Impeachment 101 Town Hall Thursday night in Brooklyn with special guest former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman. The event, held at Bushwick Inlet Park Community Room, drew participants from all three boroughs the Congresswoman represents (Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens) who wanted to learn more about what impeachment means, next steps in Congress, and former Rep. Holtzman’s experience during the Nixon impeachment.

 

“The news is moving fast these days, and I felt it incredibly important to host an event so that concerned New Yorkers could engage in a dialogue about the future of our democracy and learn more about the impeachment process. As one of the nation’s strongest voices during the impeachment inquiry of President Richard Nixon, I’m so pleased that former Brooklyn Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman was able to join me for this discussion and share her perspective. President Trump is jeopardizing our national security in plain sight, and abusing his power for personal political gain. The oath of office that each Member of Congress makes requires us to take this solemn step to protect our democracy and defend the constitution. The seriousness of the impeachment investigation cannot be underestimated, and I thank everyone who joined me for this incredibly important discussion.”

 

Background

Rep. Maloney serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which is one of the three committees taking the lead on the investigation into President Trump’s conduct pertaining to his conversations with Ukrainian leaders attempting to gain information on a political rival.

 

The Congresswoman first called for impeachment on June 15, 2019 at a rally in Foley Square after President Trump said during an interview on national television that he would accept information from a foreign government in the course of the campaign, putting himself in the debt of a foreign power.

 

Rep. Maloney voted yes on Rep. Al Green’s proposition to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in July 2019.

 

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