Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) on Monday became the second House Democrat from a swing district to support for launching an impeachment inquiry against US President, Donald Trump.
In a video posted on Twitter, Porter, who represents an inland Orange County district, said:
After weeks of study, deliberation and conversations with Orange County families, I’ve decided to support an impeachment investigation of the president. I have not come to this easily. I come to this decision after much deliberation, and I know deeply what this means for our democracy.
Porter, noted that she “didn’t come to Congress to impeach the president.” She added she felt compelled to defend the constitution.
Dozens of Democratic lawmakers have called for Congress to launch an impeachment inquiry against Trump in the wake of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report.
The Mueller Report is the official report documenting the findings and conclusions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, allegations of conspiracy or coordination between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, and allegations of obstruction of justice.
Despite more than 60 Democrats supporting impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has continued to resist the effort. She said last week that it’s “not even close” to getting the support it needs from the Democratic caucus.
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