There Is One Law For All
Even The President Of The United States Must Respect The Law
By Steny H. Hoyer
No one is above the law, not even President Trump. The letter sent by the White House Oct. 8 [in the administration’s refusal to comply with congressional oversight requests] is the latest example of this Administration’s efforts to stonewall an investigation into the President’s abuse of power and obstruct justice. The evidence shows that the President betrayed our nation by encouraging foreign interference in our election, undermining our democracy and national security.
The American people deserve the facts, and the House will not be deterred in our effort to get to the bottom of the President’s conduct. I stand with the Committee Chairs and their staff as they work to do so. I continue to urge Congressional Republicans to honor their oath of office and work with us to defend our democracy. This is not an issue of party or politics it is about our Constitution, the rule of law, and the security of our nation. House Democrats will continue to pursue this inquiry with the seriousness and solemnity it deserves.
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer is serving as U.S. Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district since 1981 and as House Majority Leader since 2019. A Democrat, he was first elected in a special election on May 19, 1981, and is currently serving in his 20th term. The district includes a large swath of rural and suburban territory southeast of Washington, D.C. Hoyer is the dean of the Maryland Congressional delegation, and the most senior Democrat in the House.