17 May 2017
Houston, TX — When he took the oath of office as member of the U.S. House, attorney John Culberson swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” and “bear true faith and allegiance to the same.”
To turn his oath into meaningful action and to avoid blatant hypocrisy, Culberson must honor the Constitution by urging his colleagues to adopt articles of impeachment against President Trump.
The need for action by Culberson became clear Tuesday when numerous mainstream news outlets reported that Trump had asked then-FBI director James Comey to shut down the federal investigation of Trump’s ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn. A congressional committee asked the acting FBI director to produce Comey’s memos and other documents detailing Trump’s unusual request.
"To keep faith with his constituents, to keep faith with his oath to protect the Constitution, and to keep faith with his word, Republican Rep. Culberson must put aside blind party loyalty and urge his colleagues to move for the impeachment of the president based on Trump's obstruction of justice. Otherwise, Culberson's word is meaningless," said Kerner. 
"I realize that Rep. Culberson's upholding of his oath and professed values would be seen in some Republican circles as a betrayal, but the law is more than important than any political party, and so are oaths and promises," Kerner added. “The fate of the nation rests in the hands of Republicans and President Trump must be held to account.” 
Obstruction of justice is a crime whose definition includes using intimidation in an attempt to hinder a criminal investigation.
Debra L. Kerner is the owner/director of Southwest Speech, a private practice as a speech pathologist. She has worked in public and private schools, offices, hospitals, Head Start programs and adult rehab facilities. She has trained educators, parents and fellow speech pathologists, and taught graduate-level speech pathology courses in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Houston. She has also been previously been elected county-wide to the Harris County Department of Education.
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