Sara Lonardo,

Issued September 25, 2019

Statement in Support of Impeachment Inquiry

The following is a statement by SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that the U.S. House of Representatives will pursue a formal impeachment inquiry:

All Americans—no matter where we are from or what color we are—can agree that our democracy is too important for any individual to be above the law, including the nation’s president.

SEIU supports the impeachment inquiry that has been set in motion in the House of Representatives. This inquiry is necessary to ensure the integrity of our nation’s laws. The American people deserve to know the facts about whether President Trump has abused his authority by putting his own political interests ahead of the interests of the country.

Working people of all colors and creeds are fed up with self-interested politicians using their power and influence to rig the rules in their favor. Congress must exercise its constitutional duty to investigate thoroughly and, if necessary, take action to ensure that we have a democracy that works for all of us.