Press Release

December 15, 2016
Cardin Statement on Trump’s Delay in Announcing Future with Trump Organization

WASHINGTON – On November 29th, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Committee, led nearly two dozen of his colleagues in introducing a resolution asking the President-elect of the United States to comply with the Constitution before taking an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. Not twelve hours later, Donald Trump responded that on December 15th, he would make an announcement about his future with the Trump Organization. Today, Senator Cardin released the following statement after Mr. Trump said he’d be delaying his announcement:

“I’m deeply disappointed by this delay. The further President-elect Trump kicks the can down the road, the closer he lurches toward a Constitutional crisis that we want him to avoid. The American public deserves complete transparency. On January 20th, Mr. Trump will take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. It is imperative that before that day, President Trump detail the legal and moral steps he will be taking to completely sever his relationship with his business.”