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January 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VALPARAISO, Ind. — Following yesterday’s missile strike by Iran and the president’s statement this morning, candidate for Indiana’s 1st Congressional District Jim Harper released a statement calling for diplomacy with Iran:

“My heart goes out to the American troops and diplomats who are in harm’s way after last night’s missile strike as well as the Iraqi people who have fought with us against ISIS and are under fire.

“The President began this path toward conflict by abandoning the diplomacy of the JCPOA, and he now must listen to Congress and the American people and work to de-escalate through diplomacy and restoring the JCPOA.

“Congress should also prioritize repealing the AUMF so the President knows he does not have the authority to take us into another endless war in the Middle East. We must avoid war with Iran.”

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January 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VALPARAISO, Ind. — Following Tuesday’s revelation that federal investigators have subpoenaed documents from Hammond City Hall, Jim Harper released a statement calling for transparency from Mayor Tom McDermott Jr.:

“I am deeply concerned by the news that federal investigators have subpoenaed financial documents from Hammond City Hall. Northwest Indiana residents deserve more from their elected officials. Washington is currently embroiled in a battle over corruption — we must be sure that Indiana does not contribute to corruption in D.C. I urge Mayor McDermott to publicly release all information he has pertaining to this investigation so the voters can decide for themselves who is responsible.”

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December 4, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VALPARAISO, Ind. — Following yesterday’s release of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report, candidate for Indiana’s 1st Congressional District Jim Harper released a statement calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump:

“The House of Representatives has shown the American public over the past several weeks that President Trump used his immense power to solicit a bribe, pressure a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 elections and falsely smear a political opponent.

“Members of Congress are duty-bound to hold the president accountable for his unprecedented corruption, but unfortunately, even in the face of overwhelming evidence of his abuse of power, not every candidate running in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District agrees with me that we must impeach the president in order to preserve the sanctity of our democracy. …

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Jim Harper is a progressive democratic Candidate for Congress in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District. harperforindiana.com