WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Oversight Committee Member Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), noticed House Resolution 304 on the floor of the House of Representatives, to hold convicted liar Michael Cohen accountable for his lies to the Committee. The resolution requires Chairman Elijah Cummings to transmit an official transcript of Cohen's testimony to the Justice Department for potential prosecution. As a resolution raising a question of the integrity of the House, the resolution is privileged and House Democrats must schedule a vote within 48 hours.
"The integrity of the Oversight Committee and entire House is at stake. We must defend our honor, refer Michael Cohen's testimony to the Justice Department for a perjury investigation and show the American people that the People's House will not tolerate a man lying under oath," said Rep. Green.
"Sixty-two days ago, Chairman Cummings welcomed convicted liar Michael Cohen to testify before the House Oversight Committee. Republicans warned the Democrats against giving Cohen a platform and in return Chairman Cummings promised that if Cohen lied again, the Chairman would hold him accountable. During Cohen's testimony he lied at least seven times and yet the Chairman has yet to uphold his pledge of maintaining the integrity of our Committee in the face of these false statements that were given under oath. Today's resolution would simply require that Chairman Cummings provide the official transcript of Cohen's testimony to the Department of Justice so that they may evaluate the statements in consideration of charging Cohen with further crimes related to his false statements. I hope that all Members will uphold the institutional integrity of the proceedings of the House," said House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan.
Video of Rep. Green on the House Floor can be found here.Full text of House Resolution 304 can be found here.