Dear Fellow Third Congressional Democratic Candidate:
On July 17, 2019 special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committee. His testimony will be based on the “Mueller Report” which documents the misconduct by the Trump Campaign in consorting with Russia and at least four cases of obstruction of justice.
A few weeks ago, I took the time to read the Mueller Report so that I could see with my own eyes whether there was a case to be made for the impeachment of President Trump. I understand that this is a divisive issue that will divide the country. However, as a prosecutor and candidate for Congress, I believe that this is one of the most important issues facing our country. In addition, as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Los Alamos Counties, I understand that the rule of law is paramount in a civil society. Our country is based on the premise that no man – not even the President – is above the law. And the simple fact is that Donald Trump committed crimes while in office. Among other examples, the Muller report demonstrated that Trump abused his power as President of the United States by obstructing justice when he fired the FBI director for “Comey’s unwillingness to publicly state that the President was not personally under investigations.”
After reading the Mueller Report, there is no question in my mind that President Trump – his campaign – and members of his family – colluded with the Russian government. It is an inescapable conclusion after reading the report that our laws were violated indiscriminately and with purpose to elect Donald Trump. I am convinced that if every citizen in our country read the Mueller Report that they would also reach the same conclusion. To preserve the integrity of our democracy and criminal justice system, we must end the lawless behavior of our current President. We must impeach President Trump!
On June 3, 2019, I announced my position and urged the House of Representatives to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump. To my knowledge, only one other candidate for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District has taken a public position on this issue, and their position of our “country has more important things to do than be distracted by impeachment proceedings” is vastly different from my legal analysis that supports impeachment. I believe that nothing is more important than enforcing the rule of law! For that reason, I am forwarding a copy of the Mueller Report for you to read. My hope is that you too will publicly take a stand on the “Impeachment Issue” prior to Mr. Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committee on July 17th. There are currently 81 members of Congress who have announced their support to start impeachment proceedings. I urge you to take a leadership position and support our rule of law on behalf of New Mexico families and join me in supporting the impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
Candidate for Congress