WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement regarding the release of the whistleblower’s report:

“The whistleblower complaint regarding President Trump’s actions with respect to U.S. policy toward Ukraine, along with the memorandum of his call with the Ukrainian President provided by the White House, show that instead of seeking solely to advance America’s national interest, President Trump has sought to advance his own political interest.  Rather than putting America’s national security first, President Trump has put himself first.

“The House must complete its impeachment inquiry with all deliberate speed to resolve this abuse of presidential powers that has tremendous bearing on the future of our republic.”