I’m ready to work with the President, Republicans, and Democrats on good ideas like revising our tax code to support the middle class, bringing offshore profits back for investment at home, repairing our infrastructure, and strengthening American’s military. But I will draw the line when the White House pursues reckless and extreme plans, like a Muslim registry, defunding Planned Parenthood, a border wall, and reckless policies that pollute our air and water.
San Diegans should know my guiding principles will be:
Loyalty to country and district first, ensuring the White House doesn’t put their own interests before Americans.
Truth and a commitment to using the best information available to address our most pressing challenges. Let’s listen to our scientists and ensure our political discourse is based on fact, not conjecture.
Opportunity for all through investments that put the American Dream within reach, not costly spending on an ineffective multibillion-dollar border wall.
Strength abroad to maintain America as the world’s leader in peace, strength and economic progress, ensuring the White House doesn’t undermine America’s alliances or global standing.
Respect for all to restore compassion and decency to our discourse and our policies, not hateful rhetoric that discriminates and divides us.
I have already opposed reckless decisions made by the President, from the travel ban to withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. As more questions surrounding the President and his associates’ ties to Russia mount, we need an independent commission to determine interference in our election and influence over the White House. All Americans, regardless of party, must stand together in defense of our democracy and our institutions.
More on President’s Administration
SAN DIEGO — Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the unfolding situation in Afghanistan:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement upon the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala D. Harris:
“Four years ago, I fulfilled my role as a Representative and bore witness to the inauguration of a new leader. I did the same today, this time with hope for a better future and a return to decency.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump for incitement of insurrection against the U.S. government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement:
On Wednesday, I walked to the Capitol to listen to the testimony on accepting the electoral votes as certified by the states. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, not all members could be seated on the House floor, and many of us sat in the gallery above. As we listened to the argument over Arizona’s electors, we saw the top leaders of both parties quickly and forcefully escorted from the floor. An announcement from the sergeant at arms told us that the Capitol had been breached, and that we were to remain seated in our places.
H.R. 1043, Employer Participation in Repayment Act:
SAN DIEGO – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding the President’s removal of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, the latest in a streak of key dismissals of inspectors general by the Trump administration.
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to support the House resolution to reaffirm the ongoing impeachment inquiry and ensure a transparent and complete process for public hearings. The resolution directs the Judiciary Committee to determine if Articles of Impeachment will be reported to the whole House and allows the president or his counsel to participate in the House impeachment proceedings, but holds him accountable if he does not comply with congressional requests.
Rep. Scott Peters1:41 PM - 26 Jun 2019, 16 tweets, 4 min read Read on Twitter
My colleagues and I have supported the work of Special Counsel Mueller’s examination of Russian interference in our elections. I withheld comment on impeachment out of deference to Mueller’s work and his professionalism. But now we have the report, and it’s shocking.
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after Attorney General Barr released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public: