Pelosi Calls on Boehner to Remove Rep. Grimm from House Financial Services Committee

Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner asking that he remove Congressman Michael Grimm from his position on the House Financial Services Committee.

Below is the full text of the letter:


April 28, 2014

The Honorable John Boehner

Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

H-232, The Capitol

Washington, D.C.  20515

Dear Mr. Speaker:

This morning, Congressman Michael G. Grimm surrendered to the FBI following his indictment on 20 criminal charges by a federal grand jury.

The indictment charges Mr. Grimm with perjury, wire fraud, mail fraud, obstruction of justice, obstructing and impeding tax laws, and conspiracy to defraud the United States – concealing more than $1 million in gross receipts and hundreds of thousands of dollars in employee wages.

These are very serious charges.  Therefore, I request that you and your colleagues in the House Republican Conference remove Mr. Grimm from his position on the House Financial Services Committee, pending the resolution of this matter.  I look forward to your response.

best regards,


Democratic Leader