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Who supports impeachment? Major Democrats who want to impeach Trump



Internal tensions over whether to impeach President Donald Trump are brewing among House Democrats — and more members are openly coming out in favor of impeachment with every passing day.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan first introduced a resolution in favor 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 have increased the appetite for impeaching Trump.

The 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.

Read more: ‘Impeachment is inevitable’: More Democrats push for impeachment as Nancy Pelosi accuses Trump of ‘engaging in a cover-up’

Last week, the White House successfully ordered former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, and the Treasury Department went to court to refuse to hand over Trump’s tax returns to the Financial Services Committee.

While Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats including Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Caucus Chair Hakeem Jefferies say they believe an impeachment inquiry would divide the country and end up playing into Trump’s hands, a consensus is forming among other Democrats that impeachment is a necessary next step.

Democratic leaders came under more pressure to consider impeachment when a Republican congressman, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, risked his seat and his political career to call for impeaching Trump.

Here are the 31 currently-serving House Democrats and four Democratic presidential candidates who have openly come out in favor of beginning an impeachment inquiry against Trump.

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