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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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SWALWELL CALLS FOR IMPEACHMENT OF BARR

May 2, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) called for an impeachment inquiry concerning U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

“Attorney General William Barr has proved himself unworthy of the mantle of America’s top law enforcement officer, choosing to act as the President’s lawyer instead of ours, and he cannot be allowed to continue in this role,” said Swalwell, a member of the House Judiciary Committee. “His public prejudgment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation should have precluded his confirmation; once confirmed, he should have recused himself.”

“Since taking office, he has parroted the President in accusing our Intelligence Community of illicit spying on the Trump campaign, repeatedly and purposefully mischaracterized the content of Mueller’s report, lied to Congress, refused to turn over subpoenaed documents, and refused to testify to the House Judiciary Committee without dictating the terms of the hearing,” Swalwell continued.  “He is a real-time obstructer who is working overtime to make sure Congress can’t conduct its constitutionally mandated oversight of the Executive Branch; he must be held accountable.  I’ve already said Attorney General Barr should resign; if he refuses, Congress must begin the process of removing him.”