Statement from Congressman John Katko Regarding Efforts to Impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement:

“I strongly object to the action taken by members of the House Freedom Caucus to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  Removal of a high-ranking federal law enforcement official requires an extraordinary level of improper conduct, a high standard which most certainly has not been met.  I remain steadfast in my support for the Mueller investigation and believe it must continue to run its course without impediment.  

“This is a clear exercise in obstruction by members seeking to advance divisive and unproductive rhetoric.  It distracts from the efforts of other members, from both sides of the aisle, devoted to working to advance constructive reforms through Congress.  My constituents send me to Washington to fight for local priorities, and despite these disruptive efforts today, I remain committed to doing just that.”