Majority of House Democrats Now Support Impeachment Inquiry

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(San Diego Congresswoman Susan Davis Still on Sidelines)

By Mike DeBonis , Felicia Sonmez , John Wagner and JM Rieger / Washington Post / August 2 at 1:44 PM ET

The movement to oust President Trump from office crossed a new threshold Friday, with a majority of House Democrats endorsing an impeachment inquiry — a development that ramps up pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has resisted such a move.

The push in the House to remove Trump has been accelerated by testimony from former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III confirming that the president could be charged with obstruction of justice after he leaves office — prompting more than 20 Democrats to announce support for an inquiry since then.

Those calls have come amid mounting pressure from liberal activists — applied in some cases by Democratic primary challengers who argue that incumbents, including four powerful committee chairmen, have been too reticent in taking on Trump.

As of Friday, 118 out of 235 House Democrats said they support at least opening an impeachment inquiry, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. (Some news organizations using different criteria report the threshold was crossed Thursday.)

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Yes, Congresswoman Susan Davis still is on the sidelines on this crucial issue. Why? She’s in a heavily-favored Democratic district. Call her office to see why.

She’s in one of the safest Congressional districts in Southern California. In an inquiry from the OB Rag in July, her DC staff sent the following as her position:

“While I am prepared to exercise Congressional authority to begin an inquiry, I believe the country is best served by vetting all possible investigations that bring our colleagues and the Senate to answer their responsibilities and hold the President accountable.”

Seems that a centrist or even liberal Democrat from a Democratic district ought to be more in the forefront of the impeachment movement. Call her DC office to see if she has changed her position. Her press secretary is Aaron Hunter at (202) 225-2040.

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