Golden Statement Following Release of the Whistleblower Complaint and DNI Testimony

September 27, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — After reviewing the redacted version of the Intelligence Community whistleblower complaint, the memorandum of conversation between President Trump and President Zelensky, and the testimony of the Acting Director of National Intelligence before the Intelligence Committee, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released the following statement:

“Earlier this week, I stated that the next step for the House of Representatives should be to obtain the text of the Intelligence Community whistleblower’s complaint, a redacted version of which was made public yesterday morning. I have now read the complaint and the transcript of the president’s call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and reviewed the public testimony of the Acting Director of National Intelligence before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. 

“As Americans, we should all take a step back and acknowledge this somber moment for our country. The credible allegations in the whistleblower complaint are too serious to be cheered, rushed, or dismissed out of hand, as many in Washington insist on doing. These issues are some of the most consequential that can come before a Member of Congress. I owe it to my constituents to treat the whistleblower complaint and the allegations it contains with the gravity and sober judgment they deserve. I will have more to say in the coming days as I continue to carefully weigh the information we received this week and consider what I believe to be the best next steps for the House.” - Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02)

Earlier this week, Golden called for the release of the whistleblower complaint.