Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Statement on Importance of “Releasing the Memo”

Feb 2, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON–U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) released the following statement after the House of Representatives released the memo that identifies abuse of FBI and DOJ surveillance against President Trump and his staff.

“Congress has the constitutional responsibility to conduct oversight over the Executive Branch, and our citizens have the right to be informed on these matters unless doing so would present a true threat to national security. The FBI and Justice Department should be held to the highest standards because of their immense power. We must zealously guard these institutions against being politicized. Evidence of inappropriate and potentially politicized actions by individuals entrusted to enforce and uphold the law should not be withheld from the American people. I look forward to this matter being thoroughly investigated and Congress doing what is necessary to correct any abuses."