Michigan Democrats React To Pelosi's Impeachment Inquiry Announcement

Sep 24, 2019

Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., speaks at a news conference calling for Senate action on H.R. 8 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
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Michigan Congressional Democrats who had resisted pursing impeachment proceedings against President Trump say they now strongly support Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s call to open a formal inquiry.

Democrats say Trump’s politically-tinged discussion with the President of Ukraine has forced their hand.

Some Democrats had feared impeachment hearings could push moderate voters away from their party.

But the chorus for impeachment swelled after Trump admitted he urged the president of Ukraine to investigate Trump’s political rival, Joe Biden, and Biden’s son.

Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell says the nation needs to know if the President tried to leverage U-S foreign policy for political gain.

“My job right now is to protect this country’s national security and to protect the constitution of the United States. I think we’re all doing what’s the right thing to do…what’s the moral thing to do,” Dingell says.