Pelosi Statement on Firing of Intelligence Community Inspector General

April 3, 2020
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson:

“The shameful late-night firing of Inspector General Atkinson is a brazen act against a patriotic public servant who has honorably performed his duty to protect the Constitution and our national security, as required by the law and by his oath.

“This latest act of reprisal against the Intelligence Community threatens to have a chilling effect against all willing to speak truth to power.  The President must immediately cease his attacks on those who sacrifice to keep America safe, particularly during this time of national emergency.”