Two Hudson Valley Reps Discuss Where They Stand On Impeachment

Aug 5, 2019

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently testified before the U.S. House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. And two Democratic New York Congressmen from the Hudson Valley are providing their takes on whether to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. 

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th District questioned Mueller on the President’s refusal to testify in-person, and Mueller’s decision not to use his legal authority to issue a subpoena.

Congressman Antonio Delgado, of the neighboring 19th District, says he wants to continue the investigation and public hearings, but has not publicly supported impeachment proceedings.

Delgado, who beat incumbent Republican John Faso in 2018 in the swing district, says this hinges on cooperation from the Trump administration.

Delgado spoke on the subject during a conference call with reporters about his August in-district work period. Democratic New York House members Paul Tonko of the 20th District, Nita Lowey of the 17th District and Eliot Engel of the 16th District support impeachment proceedings against the president.