Rep. Kurt Schrader speaks with a constituent at Claggett Creek Middle School in 2018.

Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) issued the following statement on the impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump:

“After reading the transcript of President Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian President; hearing President Trump acknowledge the conversation; understanding the illegal obstruction by the DNI for the Intelligence Committee to see the whistleblower report; hearing the concerns of intelligence committee members from both sides of the aisle after viewing the report; seeing the bipartisan, bicameral support to make the detailed whistleblower report public to the American people; and finally, reading the complete whistleblower transcript this morning; I feel an impeachment inquiry is indeed justified. Sadly, the litany of activities from this President has brought us to this juncture. No one is above the law of the land.”