The first shoe drops

This morning, we awoke to the news that a grand jury has indicted former Trump Campaign Director Paul Manafort as part of the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Manafort surrendered himself to federal authorities today.

So far, our Congressman Lamar Smith has been silent on this whole affair, and there is no indication that Congressional Republicans will take the actions necessary to follow the rule of law and protect our democracy.

While we are still awaiting more details on this indictment, I stand by my pledge when I announced my candidacy to call for the beginning of impeachment proceeding against Donald Trump as your Congressman. We must join former FBI Director Mueller in following the facts wherever they lead because only Congress can hold this President accountable. This will only be possible by electing a new, Democratic Congress in 2018.

If you agree, please join my campaign for reform and accountability in Washington today!