Allred Statement on Whistleblower Complaint Being Withheld From Congress

September 24, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following statement: 

“I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and to uphold our nation’s laws. A whistleblower within the Intelligence Community has alleged that a gross abuse of power has occurred involving the use of American foreign policy against a domestic political rival. 

“The law is clear that the Director of National Intelligence must provide Congress with a report of the whistleblower’s complaint. This Thursday, when the Director appears before the House Intelligence Committee, I expect that he will comply with the law and turn over the complaint to the Committee. 

“If he does not, and this Administration continues to violate the law and obstruct Congress’s constitutional duty, I will be forced to conclude that the only remaining option is for the House to begin impeachment proceedings.”