Calls For Impeachment Grow Among House Democrats

Headline Roundup May 21st, 2019

Calls for impeachment of President Trump grow among House Democrats as former White House Counsel Don McGahn follows Trump's advice to ignore a congressional subpoena.

Calls For Impeachment Grow Among House Democrats

From the Center
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Key figures lean toward beginning proceedings after Trump told Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena

House Democrats faced a weekly closed-door meeting Tuesday morning prepared for a new round of debate over initiating proceedings for the impeachment of President Trump after former White House counsel Don McGahn said he would honor Mr. Trump’s order that he rebuff a congressional subpoena.

The House Judiciary Committee’s Democrats had already felt that the White House had been thumbing its nose at the committee. But Mr. McGahn’s refusal to appear Tuesday before the...

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From the Left
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Several members of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team pressed her to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Trump in a series of Monday night meetings, according to multiple officials in the rooms — an effort the speaker rebuffed each time.

At least five members of Pelosi’s leadership team — four of whom also sit on the House Judiciary Committee, with jurisdiction over impeachment — pressed Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a closed-door leadership meeting to allow the panel to start an inquiry, which they argued would help investigators attain documents and...

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From the Right
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A co-chair of the influential Congressional Progressive Caucus on Tuesday threw his support behind pursuing impeachment of President Trump, giving the movement another bump.

Rep. Mark Pocan, Wisconsin Democrat, said he was swayed by Mr. Trump’s obstruction of Congress’s efforts to conduct investigations into the president and his team.

“Regrettably, the president’s most recent actions and continued disrespect for the Constitution are forcing us down the road to impeachment,” Mr. Pocan said in a statement.

Mr. Pocan’s comments come as the impeachment debate among Democrats is heating up, with House...

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