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Wave of Swing District Freshman Democrats Calling for Impeachment Proceedings in Wake of Trump Ukraine Call Allegations

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Wave of Swing District Freshman Democrats Calling for Impeachment Proceedings in Wake of Trump Ukraine Call Allegations
US President Donald Trump speaks during a Memorial Day event aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in Yokosuka on May 28, 2019. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Days after revelations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate one of Trump's 2020 opponents, former Vice President Joe Biden, the news of Trump's corruption keeps getting worse. The Washington Post confirmed with two senior officials that Trump withheld nearly $400 million in government aid to Ukraine only days before the call in which he told Zelensky eight times to investigate Biden.

Trump hasn't denied the allegations either. Instead, he's attempted to justify them, insisting he has every right to withhold money from a country that might be "corrupt."

But Democratic lawmakers aren't buying it—and they're now calling for his impeachment in droves.

Yesterday, seven freshman Democratic members of Congress—Reps. Gil Cisneros (CA), Jason Crow (CO), Chrissy Houlahan (PA), Elaine Luria (VA), Mikie Sherrill (NJ), Elissa Slotkin (MI), and Abigail Spanberger (VA)—came out in support for Trump's impeachment in a Washington Post op-ed.

The piece reads in part:

If these allegations are true, we believe these actions represent an impeachable offense. We do not arrive at this conclusion lightly, and we call on our colleagues in Congress to consider the use of all congressional authorities available to us, including the power of “inherent contempt” and impeachment hearings, to address these new allegations, find the truth and protect our national security."

And it wasn't just these seven Democrats who came out in support of impeachment on Monday night. Other Democratic lawmakers made the announcement on Twitter.

Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who's been adamant on resisting an impeachment inquiry until there's an airtight case, appears to be showing some movement on the issue in light of these new allegations.

Many think that the hypothetical impeachment floated since Trump's inauguration is about to get very, very real.

Gird your loins.


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