Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) has emerged as a fierce leader in the Democratic Party during the first eight weeks of Donald Trump’s disastrous term. In a blistering statement, Rep. Lieu says we may have an “illegitimate president” and calls for “a total and complete shutdown of any agenda item being pushed by the Trump Administration.”

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON REPORT OF TRUMP ASSOCIATES’ POSSIBLE COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA

March 23, 2017 
Press Release

Washington  Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the CNN report that Trump associates possibly colluded with Russia to affect the outcome of the 2016 election in the United States.

“The bombshell revelation that U.S. officials have information that suggests Trump associates may have colluded with the Russians means we must pause the entire Trump agenda.  We may have an illegitimate President of the United States currently occupying the White House.”

“Other than allowing routine governmental functions, there must be a total and complete shutdown of any agenda item being pushed by the Trump Administration.  Congress cannot continue regular order and must stop voting on any Trump-backed agenda item until the FBI completes its Trump-Russia collusion investigation.”

“Congress must immediately form an independent commission and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the collusion allegations with impartiality and independence. Congress also needs to pass the Resolution of Inquiry, authored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and I, to compel  the Trump Administration to publicly disclose information on its Russian ties to the American people.  At this point in our nation's history, there is nothing more important than finding out whether or not high crimes were committed by associates of Donald Trump or possibly by Trump himself.”

Bravo, Rep. Lieu! This is precisely the kind of fight and leadership we need to see from Democrats today and every day.