The office on Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

On Sept. 24, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D., D-Palm Desert, released the following statement on the House Judiciary’s official impeachment inquiry:
“I have long supported the continuing investigation into the misdeeds and potential crimes of the Trump Administration. I am deeply troubled by the recent reports detailing President Trump’s pressuring of the Ukrainian government to interfere in our elections. The fact that the president himself confirmed these reports adds to the gravity of the situation.
“This is why, out of respect for our constitution, concern for our national security, and in the interest of my constituents, I am fully supportive of an official impeachment inquiry. President Trump’s conduct has left us with no choice but to pursue every avenue to fully investigate potential abuses of power.
“Impeachment should not be used as a political weapon, and I urge members of both parties to approach the process with an open mind, to go where the facts lead us, and to put country ahead of party and politics.”