- Internal tensions over whether to impeach President Donald Trump are brewing among House Democrats, and more members are openly coming out in favour of impeachment with every passing day.
- A whistleblower complaint involving a phone call exchange between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reinvigorated calls for a formal impeachment inquiry, or, at the very least, stirred up support for various investigations being conducted by House committees.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House would pursue an official impeachment inquiry, as well as continue investigations into the President.
- Here are the 180 currently-serving House Democrats and other major Dems who have openly come out in favour of beginning an impeachment inquiry.
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Internal tensions over whether to impeach President Donald Trump are brewing among House Democrats – and more members are openly coming out in favour of impeachment with every passing day.
A whistleblower complaint involving a phone call exchange between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky compelled some House Dems to call for a formal impeachment inquiry, or, at the very least, stirred up support for various investigations being conducted by House committees.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House would pursue an official impeachment inquiry into Trump amid the whistleblower scandal, as well as continue investigations into the President.
CNN reported that the House Democrats are nearing a “tipping point” on impeachment, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has so far resisted moving forward with impeachment proceedings until the substance of Trump’s call with the Ukranian leader is made clear.
The Mueller report’s impact
Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan introduced a resolution in favour of impeachment in late March with just a few cosponsors, but the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report from his nearly two-year-long investigations and its aftermath increased the appetite for impeaching Trump and the recent whistleblower complaint also put pressure on Democrats.
Mueller’s report did not come to a “traditional prosecutorial decision” as to whether Trump obstructed the Mueller probe and other federal investigations involving him, but laid out 11 possible incidents of obstruction and left it to Congress to decide.
The fervor for impeachment has only intensified as the Trump administration ramped up its stonewalling of Congress’ attempts to investigate Trump since the report’s release.
On May 29, Mueller gave a press conference at the DOJ announcing his formal resignation, re-iterating the conclusions of his report’s findings, and declining to voluntarily testify before Congress.
Mueller made it explicitly clear that the report did not exonerate Trump, and that his office had no ability to charge Trump with a crime given existing DOJ policy prohibiting prosecutors from indicting a sitting president – leaving the next steps up to Congress.
Democratic leaders came under more pressure to consider impeachment when Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, a former Republican turned Independent, risked his seat and his political career to call for impeaching Trump.
Here are the 180 currently-serving House Democrats and other major Dems who have openly come out in favour of beginning an impeachment inquiry against Trump.
On May 30, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said “this president must be held accountable and I believe that the Judiciary Committee should begin impeachment inquiries,” according to CNN.
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on May 30 that he supports Congress opening an impeachment inquiry, adding, “that doesn’t mean we’re going to impeach President Trump…but I do think we have an obligation to follow where the facts lead.”
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Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey was previously sceptical of impeachment, but changed course and tweeted “Congress has a legal and moral obligation to begin impeachment proceedings immediately” after Mueller gave a press conference reiterating the conclusions of his report on May 29.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts became the first 2020 presidential candidate to come out in favour of impeachment shortly after the release of the Mueller report.
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Sen. Kamala Harris of California said the House should start “taking steps towards impeachment” after the Mueller report’s release, later tweeting that Mueller “basically an impeachment referral” and calling impeachment a “constitutional obligation” on May 29.
Former HUD Secretary and 2020 candidate Julián Castro also said it would be “perfectly reasonable” for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings.
Source: Business Insider
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, also seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination, came out in favour of beginning impeachment proceedings at a May 21 CNN town hall.
2020 presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang tweeted in support of impeachment, saying that it was the “right path forward.” He said that if impeachment is unsuccessful, then his “plan is to beat Donald Trump at the ballot box in 2020.”
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Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, both a member of the House and a 2020 candidate, said at a June 2 CNN town hall that he believes the Judiciary Committee should begin an impeachment inquiry.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York also called for impeachment the day of Mueller’s press conference, tweeting, “Robert Mueller clearly expects Congress to exercise its constitutional authority and take steps that he could not.”
Gillibrand announced the end of her 2020 presidential campaign in a video posted at the end of August, saying that “it’s important to know when it’s not your time, and to know you can best serve your community and country.”
Former presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington recently told the New York Daily News that he supports the beginning of an impeachment inquiry, calling Trump “a threat to national security.”
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Inslee dropped out of the 2020 presidential race in August, though he has since sat down with other candidates to discuss plans on how to combat climate change, which was seen as the central focus of his campaign.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees and former 2020 presidential candidate, supports impeaching Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr.
Swalwell made his way onto the debate stage for the first 2020 Democratic debates, but he ended his campaign in July to defend his seat in the House.
Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, also a former 2020 candidate, supports impeachment inquiries into both Trump and Barr.
In the House, Rep. Al Green became one of the very first Democrats to put forth impeachment articles back in 2017 with four other Democrats, but their resolution to impeach Trump was rejected.
Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee was one of the co-sponsors of Green’s impeachment resolution.
Rep. Steve Cohen
Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio also co-sponsored the 2017 impeachment resolution.
Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York also co-sponsored Green’s 2017 impeachment articles.
Rep. Nanette Barragán of California voted for the 2017 impeachment resolution against Trump.
Rep. Yvette Clarke of New York also voted for Green’s impeachment resolution.
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Rep. Maxine Waters of California, the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, has also been a long-time supporter of impeaching Trump.
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Rep. Brad Sherman of California introduced articles of impeachment — H.R. 13 — along with Rep. Green in January of 2019.
In March of this year, freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan introduced her own resolution to impeach Trump with Green as a co-sponsor.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York became a co-sponsor of Tlaib’s resolution in April and, tweeted on Tuesday that “failure to impeach now is neglect of due process.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is also a cosponsor of Tlaib’s resolution and recently tweeted “it’s time Democrats open an impeachment inquiry against the current occupant of the White House.”
Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts also co-sponsored Tlaib’s resolution and recently told MSNBC, “I didn’t come to Congress to impeach a president…but I believe we have no other choice. Our hand is being forced.”
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Rep. Filemon Vela of Texas became a co-sponsor of Tlaib’s resolution in late April.
Rep. Jared Huffman of California also co-sponsored Tlaib’s resolution in April.
Rep. Barbara Lee, who represents a part of California’s Bay Area, also co-sponsored Tlaib’s resolution.
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As did fellow California Rep. Grace Napolitano.
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Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois also voted in favour of the 2017 resolution.
Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin was also one of the original members calling for Trump’s impeachment back in 2017.
Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island came out in support of impeachment after Don McGahn defied a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee.
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Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a constitutional law professor at American University and a member of the House leadership team, said he supports impeaching Trump in a recent interview with the Washington Post, saying “the logic of an impeachment inquiry is pretty overwhelming at this point.”
Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas also supports impeachment, writing on Twitter that “we cannot tolerate this level of obstruction.”
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky supports impeachment and told CNN he believes “a growing majority of our caucus believes that impeachment is going to be inevitable.”
Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas tweeted Tuesday, “It’s time for Congress to open an impeachment inquiry. There is political risk in doing so, but there’s a greater risk to our country in doing nothing.”
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Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pennsylvania, the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, came out in support of impeachment on Tuesday.
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Rep. Madeline Dean, also of Pennsylvania, said Tuesday “we must open an impeachment inquiry.”
Rep. Dwight Evans, also of Pennsylvania, wrote “I’m ready to vote in FAVOUR of the House of Representatives beginning an impeachment inquiry of President Trump” on Wednesday.
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington called for impeachment on May 21, saying, “A president who thinks he’s king, accountable to nobody & above the law is absolutely unacceptable.”
Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana said in late April on CBS’ “Face The Nation” that he believed an impeachment inquiry was “the best way to get all of the facts out.”
Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin called for impeachment after McGahn’s no-show for his May 21 hearing.
Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado, a co-freshman representative to leadership, wrote May 21 that “the Administration’s pattern of wholesale obstruction of Congress since the report’s release, make clear that it is time to open an impeachment inquiry.”
Rep. Diana DeGette, also of Colorado, came out in favour of impeachment on May 21, writing, “the facts laid out in the Mueller report, coupled with this administration’s ongoing attempts to stonewall Congress, leave us no other choice.”
Rep. Val Demings of Florida said she believes “that we’re at a point where we’ve run out of options and I think we should begin impeachment proceedings.”
Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon came out in favour of impeachment on May 21, writing “Trump continues to disrespect the power of Congress, the rule of law, and our democracy.”
Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia wrote May 21 that he supports impeaching Trump, writing “endorsing such a course is not easy … but I believe the President has left Congress no other option but to pursue it” in a statement.
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Rep. Jackie Speier of California told CNN on Tuesday she believes “an inquiry into impeachment is required at this point in time.”
“Congress has a moral obligation to put our politics aside and take action,” Rep. Kathleen Rice of New York tweeted Tuesday. “We need to start impeachment proceedings.”
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Freshman Rep. Tom Malinowski of New Jersey came out in support of impeachment in an interview with NBC News, saying, “The law can survive the efforts of bad people to defy it. The law cannot survive the hesitation of good people to defend it.”
Rep. Bennie Johnson of Mississippi, the chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, came out in favour of impeachment on May 29, writing, “the President has egregiously obstructed justice.”
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Rep. Greg Stanton, who represents Phoenix, Arizona, supports opening an impeachment inquiry.
Rep. Greg Stanton
His Arizona colleague Rep. Raúl Grijalva, whose district is located in the Tuscon area, also supports impeachment.
In a May 31 statement, Rep. Alma Adams of North Carolina said she supports opening an impeachment inquiry because “Congress has a sacred responsibility to obtain the information necessary to determine the next steps.”
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Rep. GK Butterfield, also of North Carolina, told a North Carolina news station that he is “prepared to vote for an impeachment inquiry and based on the evidence before me now, I am prepared to vote for the impeachment and removal of this president.”
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Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia of Illinois, supports impeachment as well.
Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota said in a May 29 statement: “I fully expect the responsible House committees to expedite their investigations and, as soon as possible, formally draft articles of impeachment.”
Fellow Pennsylvania Rep. Brendan Boyle wrote, “it’s time to officially start Impeachment Hearings” on Twitter May 31.
Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts came out in support of beginning an impeachment inquiry on May 30.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon supports an impeachment inquiry, telling Oregon Public Broadcasting that “the president and the administration are sending the message they’re above the law.”
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A spokesman for Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, told NPR that Rush “believes that President Trump should be impeached.”
Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois said in a May 28 statement, “I believe it is time and imperative that the United States House of Representatives begin an impeachment inquiry.”
Rep. Paul Tonko of New York came out in favour of impeachment on June 3.
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier of California told the San Francisco Chronicle that he supports impeachment proceedings and further hearings on the matter.
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Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, came out in support of impeachment on May 31.
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Rep. Norma Torres of California told the Washington Post that she came around to supporting impeachment after reading the Mueller report.
Rep. Juan Vargas, also of California, said he supported impeachment at an April 23 event in his Southern California district.
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Chellie Pingree, who represents Maine’s first congressional district, said in a May 29 statement: “I believe it is in the public interest that Congress continue its own investigations in the face of unprecedented obstruction and move toward an impeachment inquiry.”
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Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California wrote, “I believe the time has come to consider an impeachment inquiry” in a May 30 tweet.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas told the Huffington Post that “if inherent contempt is not to be used and no other meaningful action is taken, then impeachment is the only alternative.”
Rep. Ted Lieu of California, a Judiciary Committee member, has pushed Pelosi to get behind impeachment proceedings, according to the Washington Post. He told The Post: “This inquiry could lead to impeachment, or it could lead to nothing. But I think if McGahn doesn’t show, we have to at least start it.”
Rep. Carolyn of Maloney of New York said at a June 15 event that “it is my inescapable conclusion that the House of Representatives must open an impeachment inquiry against the President of the United States.”
Also on June 15, Rep. Andy Levin of Michigan tweeted that he too supported an impeachment inquiry as the best way to “get to the bottom of Mr. Trump’s activities and inform the public about what we learn.”
Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California told the Los Angeles Times: “I have voted TWICE to start debate on articles of impeachment. And I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
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Rep. Brenda Lawrence of Michigan both voted for impeachment in 2018 and expressed for support for it recently, telling CNN, “we need to hold this president accountable.”
Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio told the Columbus Dispatch: “I ultimately believe this process will lead to an impeachment inquiry, which I would support for the people and to keep America great.”
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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said on May 21 that she plans to introduce a “resolution of investigation” to help the committee determine whether an impeachment inquiry is warranted.
Rep. Katie Porter of California came out in favour of supporting an impeachment inquiry in a video posted to Twitter on June 17.
Also on June 17, Rep. Dan Kildee of Michigan wrote that while he was “reluctant” to back impeachment, but said he believed “Congress must open an impeachment inquiry to defend the rule of law.”
Rep. Brian Higgins of New York came out in favour of impeachment on June 19, saying, “the multiple instances of obstruction laid out in the Mueller report necessitate that the House launch an impeachment inquiry.”
Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, a member of the House leadership team and a key ally of Pelosi, announced her support for impeachment in a June 19 video posted to Twitter.
Rep. Sean Casten of Illinois, who represents a district that flipped from Republican to Democratic control, also told the Chicago Sun-Times he supports an impeachment inquiry.
Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey came out in favour of starting an impeachment inquiry on May 29.
Doris Matsui of California told the Washington Post in a statement on July 18 that she supports impeachment proceedings: “With six on-going investigations, Congress is working to complete the work Special Counsel Robert Mueller started. An impeachment inquiry is a critical stage in that process, and we need to determine the truth.”
Rep. Nydia Velàzquez of New York, the chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, came out in support of impeachment on June 20.
Rep. Tony Cárdenas of California also endorsed an impeachment inquiry on June 20
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On June 21, Rep. William Lacy Clay of Missouri signed on as a co-sponsor of both Green and Tlaib’s impeachment resolutions.
Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said in a June 21 statement to the Seattle Times that he supports impeachment.
Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania also came out in favour of starting an impeachment inquiry in a June 21 statement.
Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Florida, a member of the Judiciary Committee, came out in favour of an impeachment inquiry in a June 21 statement.
Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut became the 80th Democrat to come out in favour of impeachment on June 24.
Shortly after, Rep. Harley Rouda of California told reporters he’s prepared to support an impeachment inquiry, telling Politico: “we’re being stonewalled by the administration and president Trump…we’re going through the courts, but if we do an impeachment inquiry we will be able to have the courts move faster in addressing those issues.”
Rep. Donald Norcross of New Jersey wrote a June 25 Twitter thread emphasising his support for impeaching, writing, “as a co-equal branch of government, it is Congress’ obligation to hold the executive branch accountable. The future of our country is at stake. No one is above the law.”
In a June 26 Twitter thread, Rep. Scott Peters of California endorsed an impeachment inquiry, writing, “If we don’t act, we send the message that criminal behaviour is normal for presidents.”
Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts came out in favour of an impeachment inquiry in a June 28 taped interview with WPRI, saying, “I believe that when you have a president that’s wilfully broken the law repeatedly to try to evade justice for various illegal acts, Congress has to hold him accountable.”
On July 25, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester of Delaware announced her support for impeachment proceedings against Trump: “After two years of investigations, hundreds of pages of documents, and hours of testimony, this much is clear — the Russian government waged a sweeping and systematic attack on democracy. Several top Trump campaign officials not only accepted but welcomed the interference.”
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Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Congresswoman Katherine Clark joined in on impeachment calls on July 25. “Throughout his life and presidency, Donald Trump has proven himself unfit to serve. He has no respect for the rule of law, has put kids in cages, regularly tramples on the Constitution, and uses racist words, acts and policies to divide our country.”
Congressman Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced his support for impeachment proceedings on July 25 citing findings in the Mueller report. “I believe that the time has come for the Judiciary Committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry and collect the evidence necessary to build a strong case against President Trump. His presidency is a danger to our national security and a threat to our democracy.”
Rep. John Garamendi of California told the Washington Post on July 25 that he supports impeachment proceedings. “The next step, in my opinion, is the undertaking of an impeachment inquiry, a formal process of inquiry following up on yesterday and other issues that have been brought to our attention. And then we will see where we go with an impeachment, a formal resolution.”
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New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne Jr. announced support for an impeachment inquiry on Twitter: “Today within the halls of Congress, I witnessed my colleagues exercise our congressional oversight responsibility, by questioning the premier witness in our democracy’s most serious trial-and the verdict is in……we must immediately bring forth an INQUIRY FOR IMPEACHMENT!”
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Rep. Mike Levin of California tweeted on July 26 that he “can’t ignore the corruption and obstruction we witness every day from President Trump” alongside a video announcing support for an impeachment inquiry.
Rep. Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire announced her support for impeachment proceedings on July 26, citing Russian election interference and evidence of obstruction of justice by President Trump.
Ann McLane Kuster
Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire announced on July 26 that he supports an impeachment inquiry. “We have an obligation to the Constitution—and our constituents—to fully examine potential misconduct by the President and efforts to cover up those misdeeds and obstruct justice. I also believe that we have a sacred duty to protect the integrity and security of our democracy.”
On July 28, Rep. Denny Heck of Washington, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he supports an impeachment inquiry. “I am familiar with the political arguments against initiating an impeachment inquiry based on the findings to date. For example, some suggest that the Senate is highly unlikely to convict the President should the House impeach him and that his chances of reelection will therefore be enhanced. That may be true. What is truer is that nothing less than the rule of law is at stake.”
Rep. Derek Kilmer of Washington announced his support in a press statement on Twitter. “The incidents of obstruction of justice cited in the Mueller report are too serious to be dismissed based on politics, party biases, or the fear of a predicted outcome. I support the House of Representatives beginning an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.”
Rep. Kim Schrier of Washington announced her support on July 28 in a statement on Twitter. “The people of #WA08 elected me to protect their health care & our environment … They also elected me uphold the Constitution. So, I am formally calling for an impeachment inquiry.”
Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington announced her support on July 28, saying the announcement gave her “no pleasure.” “With every act of defiance, [President Trump] continues to disgrace his office and violate the checks and balances that are the foundation of the Constitution.”
Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada announced her support on July 29: “My decision isn’t based on my disagreements with the President’s policies or my disapproval of his temperament, though I have both,” she said. “I’m calling for an impeachment inquiry because of the mounting evidence that Donald Trump has repeatedly broken the law to protect his own interests.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri said on July 29 that he supports impeachment proceedings after reading Special Counsel Mueller’s report and listening to his testimony. “When looking at the evidence presented, there is obviously enough smoke to investigate the potential fire of corruption.”
Rep. Jose Serrano of New York said in a statement on July 29 that he supports impeachment proceedings: “As one of the few current Members of the House who served during the last impeachment proceedings in 1998, I am particularly aware of the wrenching nature of this constitutional process. It puts deep strain on our institution and on our democracy. To take steps towards impeachment is to understand that the threat to our nation is so great, and the ability to find recourse elsewhere is so slim, that we have no other choice. In my opinion, we have now reached that point.”
Rep. Jason Crow of Colorado wrote an op-ed on Medium, explaining why he supports an impeachment inquiry: “After reading Robert Mueller’s report, hearing his testimony, and responding to President Trump’s repeated stonewalling of Congress, it’s clear that our democracy faces substantial risks that require congressional action.”
Rep. Grace Meng of New York announced her support in a statement on Twitter on July 31. “When I was sworn into Congress, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. In this regard, I believe it is my duty to seek out truth for the sake of my constituents and our nation, and thereby call for an impeachment inquiry.”
Virginia Rep. Jennifer Wexton announced her support for impeachment proceedings on July 30: “On this day, the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in Virginia, we are reminded of the struggle and sacrifice of countless Americans to fight for and uphold a system of government of the people, by the people, and for the people. President Trump’s actions have repeatedly proven antithetical to these values — through his efforts to undermine our democratic institutions, his flagrant disregard of lawful congressional oversight, and his normalizing of authoritarian tactics. I cannot sit idly by while the pillars of our democracy are chipped away.”
Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced support for an impeachment inquiry on July 31: “The President’s repeated abuses have brought American democracy to a perilous crossroads. Following the guidance of the Constitution – which I have sworn to uphold – is the only way to achieve justice.”
Rep. Judy Chu of California called for an impeachment inquiry on July 31. “We have a sacred duty as members of Congress to ensure that nobody is above the law. To do nothing given what we know is unacceptable.”
Rep. Nita Lowey of New York said on July 31 that she supports impeachment proceedings in line with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings. “Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation produced a report that shed light on the depths of systemic deception that appears to be second nature for the President and his advisors.”
Florida Rep. Ted Deutch said he supports an impeachment inquiry in an op-ed in the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “Sorry, Mr. President, the question is no longer whether the House should vote to proceed with a formal impeachment inquiry. The inquiry has already begun.”
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California Rep. Pete Aguilar declared his support for impeachment proceedings on August 1. “No American is above the law,” he wrote in a statement on Twitter.
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Rep. Salud Carbajal of California announced his support for impeachment on August 2, saying “the question of impeachment goes beyond party. It is about defending our democracy and our Constitution, the bedrock of our nation’s values.”
Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia said he supports an impeachment inquiry, citing Trump’s failure “to heal our country and call us to our better angels.”
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerry Nadler, of New York, said his committee is following “formal impeachment proceedings” by conducting an investigation “that will determine whether to pursue articles of impeachment against the President,” CNN reported.
North Carolina Rep. David Price tweeted on August 13: “I believe that the House of Representatives must move forward with an impeachment inquiry regarding the conduct of President Donald Trump.”
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New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland said in a statement that “there is growing evidence of impeachable offences” by the President, adding that “we must move forward with an impeachment inquiry.”
Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown tweeted his support of the investigation into an impeachment inquiry on August 16.
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Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico announced his support of an impeachment inquiry, saying that it “will continue to uncover the facts for the American people and hold this president accountable.”
Rep. Ro Khanna of California said he supports Chairman Nadler and the committee’s investigation into impeachment proceedings during an August MSNBC interview.
Illinois Rep. Lauren Underwood declared her support of the Judiciary Committee’s investigation, saying that “the American people deserve all the facts and full transparency.”
Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin tweeted a video expressing his support in moving forward with an impeachment inquiry on August 21.
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Massachusetts Rep. Bill Keating tweeted his support of impeachment on August 22, writing that “the Mueller report reveals several instances of obstruction of justice, certainly enough to move forward with an impeachment investigation.”
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Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider called for “various Congressional investigations of the President” to be elevated to a formal impeachment inquiry, he said in a statement on August 22.
Rep. Mark Takano of California tweeted his support “for formally launching impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump” on August 22.
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Illinois Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, who is a member of the House intelligence and oversight committees, highlighted the fact that Congress has “now come to a point where we must engage in an investigation to not only expose wrongdoing and prevent it from happening again, but also to determine whether the current President engaged in behaviour meriting the beginning of impeachment proceedings.”
Maryland Rep. David Trone expressed his support of the committees who are working to “hold the president accountable” with various investigations, a spokesperson said on his behalf.
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Illinois Rep. Bill Foster declared his support of an impeachment inquiry in a statement on August 28.
Maryland Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger told CNN on September 5 via a spokeswoman that he supports the investigations into whether or not to recommend articles of impeachment.
Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes tweeted on September 11 that he supports the “House Judiciary’s plan to formalise procedures for an impeachment investigation.”
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Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur released a statement expressing her support of the House Judiciary Committee’s decision to formalise an impeachment inquiry.
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Rep. Darren Soto of Florida tweeted on September 12 that he supported Chairman Nadler and his committee’s investigation, and remains “open-minded” about impeachment.
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Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota said in a statement on September 22 that “investigations into corruption must continue,” following Trump acknowledging that he spoke to Ukraine’s president about former Vice President Joe Biden.
Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips called on House committees to “use every legal mechanism possible to obtain all relevant evidence” to Trump’s call with the leader of Ukraine in a September 23 statement, and “if the reports are corroborated, we must pursue articles of impeachment.”
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Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell announced her support of an impeachment inquiry via Twitter on September 23, citing “recent revelations” of the whistleblower complaint. “We must follow the facts and hold the President accountable,” she continued in the tweet.
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Rep. Antonio Delgado of New York came out in favour of impeachment on September 24.
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Rep. Haley Stevens of Michigan, the freshman class co-president, also came out in favour of impeachment in a September 24 statement.
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Rep. Tom Suozzi, a moderate Democrat representing parts of Queens and Long Island, also wrote on September 24 that “I believe that it is my Constitutional duty and the duty of the United States Congress to move forward with impeachment inquiries.”
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California Rep. Gil Cisneros joined six other freshman Democrats in a Washington Post op-ed, writing that if the allegations regarding Trump’s call with the Ukranian president are true, then “we believe these actions represent an impeachable offence.”
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Rep. Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania was one of the six Democrats that participated in The Post op-ed.
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Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia was one of the six Democrats that participated in The Post op-ed.
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Rep. Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey was one of the six Democrats that participated in The Post op-ed.
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Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan was one of the six Democrats that participated in The Post op-ed.
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Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia was one of the six Democrats that participated in The Post op-ed.
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New Jersey Rep. Albio Sires called for an impeachment inquiry in a statement on September 24, saying that Trump’s “direct violations of the law, and egregious abuses of power, must be treated like the national security threats that they are.”
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Texas Rep. Lizzie Fletcher tweeted on September 24 saying “the House should act swiftly to investigate and should be prepared to use the remedy exclusively in its power: impeachment.”
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Rep. Marc Veasey of Texas declared his support of moving forward with an impeachment inquiry in a statement on September 24.
New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries tweeted that his support for an impeachment investigation on September 12.
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Rep. A. Donald McEachin of Virginia said in a September 24 statement “urging the House to pursue articles of impeachment.”
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Georgia Rep. John Lewis announced his support of impeachment proceedings on the House floor, saying “I believe, I truly believe, the time to begin impeachment proceedings against this president has come.”
Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson declared his support of impeachment in a statement on September 24, citing “President Trump’s repeated obstruction and flagrant disregard of his oath of office.”
California Rep. Katie Hill said she “strongly” supports the House moving forward with impeachment proceedings, according to a statement on September 24.
New York Rep. Joe Morelle tweeted on September 24 that he believes it is in “our nation’s best interest that the House moves forward with impeachment proceedings.”
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New York Rep. Gregory Meeks told CNN in an interview that “the only course of action is to go into an impeachment inquiry,” citing Trump’s refusal to release the details of his call with the Ukranian president.
Rep. Lois Frankel of Florida tweeted on September 24 calling for impeachment proceedings, saying that “enough is enough.”
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Rep. Charlie Crist of Florida called for “formal impeachment proceedings to begin immediately” in a September 24 tweet.
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Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper tweeted on September 24 that “it’s time for the House of Representatives to begin the impeachment process against President Trump.”
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Rep. Ami Bera of California said in a September 24 statement that “President Trump has committed impeachable offences and went to great lengths to commit obstruction of justice on several occasions.”
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New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone said in a statement on September 24 that “the president has done more than enough to meet the legal standards to justify impeachment.”
Source: Frank Pallone
Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz expressed her support for an impeachment inquiry, saying that Trump’s “reckless and habitual disregard for our laws leaves Congress no choice.”
Source: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who previously sparred with Trump over Cummings’ district, announced his support for impeachment in a news release on September 24.
California Rep. Linda Sanchez said in a statement that Trump must be impeached if it does turn out that he “encouraged a foreign country to interfere with the 2020 election.”
Source: Linda Sanchez
Rep. Lou Correa of California announced his support for a formal impeachment inquiry in a September 24 news release.
Source: Lou Correa
Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida expressed his support for impeachment in a statement shared via Twitter on September 24.
Source: Alcee Hastings/Twitter
Rep. Susan Davis of California tweeted that “it is time to open an impeachment inquiry,” adding that “President Trump’s actions surrounding Ukraine epitomize his disregard for checks and balances as well as normal practices and protocols.”
Source: Susan Davis/Twitter
Georgia Rep. David Scott tweeted his support of an impeachment inquiry on September 24.
Source: David Scott/Twitter
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer declared his support on Congress moving forward with an impeachment inquiry, saying he has “grave concerns about the President’s troubling admission that he sought Ukrainian interference in the 2020 election, undermining America’s national security.”
Source: Steny Hoyer
House Majority Whip James Clyburn said in a news release on September 24 that he supports the official impeachment inquiry, saying that “this is about protecting our national security, standing up for the rule of law, and patriotism.”
Rep. Karen Bass of California said “it is time for a formal impeachment inquiry against this lawless and unstable President” in a September 24 tweet.
Source: Karen Bass/Twitter
California Rep. Adam Schiff, who also serves as House Intelligence Committee Chairman, expressed support for an impeachment inquiry in a tweet.
Source: Adam Schiff/Twitter
Florida Rep. Kathy Castor said an impeachment inquiry “should be put on the fast track” in a September 24 statement.
Source: Kathy Castor
Rep. John Larson of Connecticut said he advocates for impeachment proceedings to begin in a statement on September 24.
California Rep. Jimmy Panetta tweeted his support of a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump on September 24.
Source: Jimmy Panetta/Twitter
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House would pursue an official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump amid the whistleblower scandal, as well as continue investigations into the president.
Source: Business Insider
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