For House Democrats, the Tide Is Turning on ImpeachmentPhoto by Win McNamee/Getty Politics News House Democrats
105 members of Congress now stand in support of opening an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The new arrivals include four House Democrats from Washington following a lawsuit that was filed this past Friday by the House Judiciary Committee. The lawsuit involves the unsealing of grand jury evidence from the Mueller investigation; documents that would be needed to impeach the sitting President.
While many assumed that nothing would come of last week’s Mueller testimony (a seemingly uneventful hearing), a flurry of Democratic House members announced their support for Trump’s impeachment just yesterday, July 28.
The four Washington-based House Democrats publicly tweeted out their support for opening an impeachment inquiry, as Rolling Stone points out:
The people of #WA08 elected me to protect their health care & our environment. Those will always remain my focus while I have the privilege of serving them in Congress. They also elected me uphold the Constitution. So, I am formally calling for an impeachment inquiry. pic.twitter.com/JqDlwJDcLO
— Rep. Kim Schrier (@RepKimSchrier) July 28, 2019
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. Full statement: pic.twitter.com/BOUpf4bbNs
— Rep. Derek Kilmer (@RepDerekKilmer) July 28, 2019
My full statement on why I believe it is time for the House to begin an impeachment inquiry against the President. https://t.co/WHXdmoSpBz
— Rep. Suzan DelBene (@RepDelBene) July 28, 2019
After considerable reflection and prayerful consideration, I have decided to support a formal impeachment inquiry. My statement: https://t.co/qaL12lZ3V6
— Denny Heck (@RepDennyHeck) July 28, 2019
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler appeared on ABC News to speak on the possibility of an impeachment inquiry, as well:
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler: “We have impeachment resolutions before the committee. We are conducting investigations to determine whether we should report those … to the House or whether we should draft our own and report them to the House” https://t.co/lo2HID3X1Epic.twitter.com/kC6JoKlOsk
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 28, 2019
While multiple House Democrats still won’t budge on support of an impeachment inquiry, most notably House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, we are finally seeing the tides turn as a result of Trump’s racism, immigration policies, election interference and too many other transgressions to list at this point.