June 25, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied President Trump’s request to delay the challenge brought by Members of the Senate and House of Representatives to hold him accountable for violations of the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause:
“No one is above the law – not even the President. Once again, the courts have resoundingly reaffirmed our efforts to hold the President accountable for corruption, and ensure that the President acts in the public interest, not his own interest.
“Congress will continue to honor our oath to support and defend the Constitution and protect the American people, as we legislate, investigate and litigate. The American people deserve answers – on everything from the President’s acceptance of foreign gifts, his refusal to defend our democracy from foreign attacks and his disastrous policy decisions that are raising families’ health costs, tearing apart immigrant families and rolling back key civil rights protections.
“As Members of Congress, we have a responsibility to honor our oath of office, the vision of our Founders and the text of the Constitution – and ensure the truth is known.”