Congressman Price Statement on President Trump's Phone Call with the President of Ukraine

September 23, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 23, 2019) – Today, Monday, September 23, 2019, Congressman David Price (D-NC), issued the following statement on allegations that President Trump urged the President of Ukraine to investigate the Biden family:  

“The reports that President Trump wielded the power of the presidency to direct Ukraine to target a political opponent should alarm every American. If true, these actions would amount to textbook abuse of power - the type of activity typically found in authoritarian regimes. 

“In framing our constitution, the founders envisioned a system where no individual or branch of government could wield absolute, unchecked power—and President Trump continues to push this principle to the breaking point.  Congress must seek the truth, investigate thoroughly, and set the necessary guardrails to halt the President’s lawless behavior.  I continue to support an impeachment inquiry, which must include these new mounting allegations.”