Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) hosted a town hall, Impeachment 101, on Thursday, October 10 in Brooklyn with special guest former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman. The event, held at Bushwick Inlet Park Community Room, drew participants from all three boroughs the Congresswoman represents (Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens) who wanted to learn more about what impeachment means, next steps in Congress, and Holtzman’s experience during the Nixon impeachment.
Rep. Maloney said, “The news is moving fast these days, and I felt it incredibly important to host an event so that concerned New Yorkers could engage in a dialogue about the future of our democracy and learn more about the impeachment process. As one of the nation’s strongest voices during the impeachment inquiry of President Richard Nixon, I’m so pleased that former Brooklyn Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman was able to join me for this discussion and share her perspective. President Trump is jeopardizing our national security in plain sight, and abusing his power for personal political gain. The oath of office that each member of Congress makes requires us to take this solemn step to protect our democracy and defend the Constitution. The seriousness of the impeachment investigation cannot be underestimated, and I thank everyone who joined me for this incredibly important discussion.”