Where Key Committee Chairs Stand

Where Top Democratic Leaders Stand

Individual Stances

Representatives with newest public statements are shown first, updated as of Oct. 11, 2019. Click any name to see his or her statement.

For impeachment (229)

  • “Tuesday’s actions by the president and the administration left me with no other way to get the information the country deserves than to support an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • A spokesperson confirmed to NPR that Rep. Spanberger supports the impeachment inquiry as announced by Speaker Pelosi in September.
  • “I took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution, as did every membe of Congress, regardless of party. We have begun an inquiry because, frankly, we had no other choice.” (Source)
  • A spokesperson confirmed to NPR that Rep. Kim supports the impeachment inquiry as announced by Speaker Pelosi in September.
  • A spokesperson confirmed to NPR that Rep. Johnson supports the impeachment inquiry as announced by Speaker Pelosi in September.
  • A spokesperson confirmed to NPR that Rep. Cuellar supports the impeachment inquiry as announced by Speaker Pelosi in September.
  • A spokesperson confirmed to NPR that Rep. Gottheimer supports the impeachment inquiry as announced by Speaker Pelosi in September.
  • “The president’s refusal to further cooperate with congressional oversight, without an impeachment inquiry, is regrettable,” McAdams said Friday in his updated comments. “We find ourselves today at the point that an [impeachment] inquiry is necessary to get all of the facts on the table.” (Source)
  • “I was reticent to call for impeachment in earlier iterations, but for me what happened in the past week or week and a half was really something different,” Slotkin said. “For me, the key and most important piece of information is that the president of the United States, the commander in chief, reached out to a foreign president and asked for dirt on an American, on a political opponent.” (Source)
  • I intend to fully support this impeachment inquiry and follow the facts,” Rose told constituents at a Staten Island town hall meeting. (Source)
  • “An impeachment inquiry is the only way to get all the facts the American people deserve.” (Source)
  • “I fully think that it’s appropriate that we begin this impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “There’s a difference between an impeachment investigation and articles of impeachment and I am happy, would welcome the opportunity, when and if that grave situation comes up and I would not look forward to that, to take a vote, a personal vote on the floor on articles of impeachment, but first we need to understand what if anything, happened … this is grave, grave information that if true, we really need to get to the bottom of.” (Source)
  • “I support the inquiry that we’re in … We have to get to the bottom of everything, get everything out and let the American people see everything that’s there.” (Source)
  • “After reading the whistleblower complaint against Pres. Trump, Rep. Lamb said Thursday he ‘absolutely’ supports House Dems’ investigation of whether Mr. Trump pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt on a political rival ahead of the 2020 presidential elections.” (Source)
  • “If we care about the future of our country, our constitutional duty requires that we continue to conduct a thorough, formal impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “I feel an impeachment inquiry is indeed justified.  (Source)
  • “Our president is not above the law, and House Democrats and I will continue the impeachment inquiry we started almost two weeks ago. The American people deserve to know the truth and we will work in Congress to keep uncovering all the facts.” (Source)
  • “The contents of the #WhistleblowerComplaint outline serious breaches of national security by President Trump and his cohorts. It warrants the full investigation that has been proposed.” (Source)
  • “#AZ01: Yesterday, I stated my support for the ongoing impeachment inquiry being taken up in the House of Reps. The whistleblower complaint released today demonstrates that we must pursue this official inquiry & promptly complete the investigation.” (Source)
  • “After looking carefully at the transcript of the conversation with Ukraine’s President, the whistleblower complaint, the Inspector General memo, and President Trump’s comments about the issue, unfortunately, I believe that if we do not proceed with the inquiry, it will set a very dangerous precedent.” (Source)
  • “Thank you for your calls and messages voicing your concerns. I support moving forward with a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump. The President took an oath to uphold our Constitution, yet has demonstrated a complete disregard for that oath.” (Source)
  • “As I’ve said for months, it is imperative that Congress do its job and conduct oversight and, when appropriate, investigations of the Administration. Speaker Pelosi decided to now call this work an “impeachment inquiry,” and I continue to support her actions on this.” (Source)
  • “I fully support the House impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “President Trump asked a foreign gov’t to interfere in the 2020 election, betraying his oath to our country and threatening our national security in the process. His own White House admitted that in a memo. We need to proceed with an impeachment inquiry. No one is above the law.” (Source)
  • “I support Speaker Pelosi’s announcement that the U.S. House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “My full statement reiterating my support for an impeachment inquiry, which is the only recourse Congress has to respond to President Trump’s egregious actions.” (Source)
  • “After careful deliberation, I’m supporting the House of Representatives taking the first step in an impeachment process, beginning an impeachment inquiry. " (Source)
  • “The White House’s own memo of the President’s call w/Ukraine confirms the President asked a foreign gov’t to investigate his political opponent. This is an abuse of executive power. I support the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry to get the facts for the American people.” (Source)
  • “I have been one who was reluctant to call for an impeachment inquiry until [Tuesday].” (Source)
  • “Trump’s disregard for the Constitution is why I support the #ImpeachmentInquiry. He must be held accountable. We must continue w/ the inquiry and follow it wherever it may go.” (Source)
  • “I support a formal impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “When I took the oath of office, I swore to uphold the Constitution and now, I must stand up for what I know is right. It is clear that the sitting president of the United States has repeatedly violated the law and damaged our democracy.” (Source)
  • “I have always supported Congress and our House committees in defending our democracy and Constitution. The impeachment inquiry requested today is needed to continue that work.” (Source)
  • “It’s bad enough Trump sought help from a foreign power in the last election. It’s worse still that he obstructed the investigation into his misconduct. Now he‘s admitted using his office to coerce another country to interfere in 2020. I fully support the impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “The President’s past obstruction of Congressional investigations combined with the revelations of the last 24 hours have made it clear that we must begin an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “This continued insistence on undermining our democracy must be met with the full force and strength possessed by the United States Congress as set forth by our founding fathers in the Constitution, up to and including, Articles of Impeachment.” (Source)
  • “I have supported the committees’ actions and will continue to do so, including an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “I fully support the Speaker’s announcement of a new impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “The first responsibility of the President of the United States is to keep our country safe, but it has become clear that our president has placed his personal interests above the national security of our nation. I believe articles of impeachment are warranted.” (Source)
  • “The President admitted that he encouraged a foreign leader to dig up dirt on his political opponent. …The President has tied Congress’ hands. We have no choice but to start a formal impeachment inquiry and hearings.” (Source)
  • “The American people expect my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and both sides of the Capitol to put partisanship and political expediency aside to do the right thing for the People and for our Constitution. It is time to act.” (Source)
  • “Today’s action is a measured step to ensure the American people get the truth and the answers they deserve. This is a fact-finding mission.” (Source)
  • “Congress has a responsibility to uphold the rule of law & to take appropriate steps to open an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “Pres Trump admitted to asking a foreign power to help his re-election. He then tried to cover it up by refusing to disclose the whistleblower. These are blatant violations of our laws and betrayal to our country. #ImpeachmentInquiry will begin immediately!’ (Source)
  • “The American people deserve the full truth and it has reached the point where there is no other way to get the necessary information and an impeachment inquiry is justified.” (Source)
  • “This Ukraine development weighs very heavily, and is very concerning to me. I believe it is time now to open an inquiry for impeachment. We have to get the facts.” (Source)
  • “The President has abused the office of the presidency and broken our public trust. Because of this, I support the Speaker’s decision to open an impeachment inquiry and do everything in our power to uncover the truth and save our democracy. 
  • “I think we have no other choice…this behavior, at best, is unethical and corrupt – at worst, treasonous.” (Source)
  • “This President’s reckless and habitual disregard for our laws leaves Congress no choice. Impeachment inquiry hearings must commence immediately. To do otherwise would be a betrayal of our democracy.” (Source)
  • “…[t]hey fully justify Congress reviewing potential impeachment.” (Source)
  • “I have and continue to support the impeachment investigation. President Trump needs to be held accountable and he will be.” (Source)
  • “Pressing a foreign actor to interfere in our national elections is a fundamental corruption of our democracy, an affront to the Constitution, and a grave breach of his oath of office.”
  • “The president has done more than enough to meet the legal standards to justify impeachment. It’s time for Congress to exercise its constitutional authority and impeach the president in order to protect the rule of law and our democracy.” (Source)
  • “If these allegations are found to be true, this is an impeachable offense. It is now our duty in the House of Representatives to use every means necessary within our power, including impeachment hearings, to get to the truth.” (Source)
  • “I believe at this moment, that the president’s refusal to hand over the whistleblower information is a direct obstruction to the United States Congress,” Meeks told CNN. “Therefore, the only result that we have to get that information, to protect our democracy, to make sure he’s not doing the same thing he did as a candidate … the only course of action is to go into an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “He’s placing our national security in jeopardy as well, and so that is a matter of urgent concern as identified by the inspector general, who we’ll also need to hear from publicly. And so we’ll act urgently leading with that particular issue.” (Source)
  • “I urge both the Judiciary Committee and Intelligence Committee to act quickly to independently investigate these matters as part of ongoing efforts to investigate numerous unethical and potentially illegal acts by the President and his Administration…I do not make this request lightly but rather out of a sober obligation to stand up for the rule of law and our national security.” (Source)
  • “President Trump’s repeated obstruction and flagrant disregard of his oath of office demands the issuance of Articles of Impeachment.” (Source)
  • “Today, I stand shoulder to shoulder with @SpeakerPelosi and formally announce my support for an impeachment inquiry of the President of the United States.” (Source)
  • “The actions of this President lead me to no other conclusion than to support formal impeachment proceedings.”
  • “This is about protecting our national security, standing up for the rule of law, and patriotism. I support the official impeachment inquiry announced by the Speaker today.”
  • “When I came to Washington, I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and I do not take that responsibility lightly. The allegations against the president are grave, and they are a threat to our democracy and national security. To fulfill our sworn duty, Congress must move forward with an impeachment inquiry. Brazen lies have been a hallmark of this presidency and it is now time for a reckoning.” (Source)
  • “It’s time for the House of Representatives to begin the impeachment process against President Trump. The President’s invitation to yet another foreign power—this time Ukraine—to undermine U.S. elections requires that Congress begin the process in our Constitution to levy formal charges against him.” (Source)
  • “I support an official impeachment investigation.” (Source)
  • I support formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. This inquiry is about uncovering evidence, seeking the truth, and protecting our national security and the integrity of our democracy.” (Source)
  • “I now believe it is time to elevate this process to a formal inquiry on the President and his potential misconduct, and to follow the facts wherever they may lead – which includes the most serious action the House can take under the Constitution: impeachment.” (Source)
  • “I am supporting #impeachment proceedings” (Source)
  • “We will never find the truth unless we use the power given to the House of Representatives, and the House alone, to begin an official investigation as dictated by the Constitution. The future of our democracy is at stake,” Lewis said on the House floor. “I believe, I truly believe, the time to begin impeachment proceedings against this president has come. To delay or to do otherwise would betray the foundation of our democracy.”
  • ““President Trump’s attempt to pressure a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 election is a blatant abuse of power…By any measure, this is impeachable conduct on the part of the President. Every House committee of relevant jurisdiction must move aggressively to gather the underlying evidence and press forward with our efforts to hold President Trump accountable.” (Source)
  • “The President’s disturbing pattern of unlawful behavior clearly demonstrates that he believes the laws of the United States do not apply to him. That is why I believe it is in our nation’s best interest that the House moves forward with impeachment proceedings.” (Source)
  • “It is time for a formal impeachment inquiry against this lawless and unstable President.” (Source)
  • “Trump has violated his oath of office. He operates for himself, in his personal interest – and not in the interest of the American people. The impeachment inquiry should be put on the fast track and all of the facts made plain.” (Source)
  • “I was elected to represent people who love our country, and I swore an oath to uphold, protect, and defend the United States Constitution. That’s why, now, I strongly support the House of Representatives moving forward with impeachment proceedings.” (Source)
  • “These actions, which the President has admitted, represent a gross abuse of power and an abuse of the trust we the people have placed in the Office of the President…The House of Representatives should act swiftly to investigate and should be prepared to use the remedy exclusively in its power: impeachment.” (Source)
  • “Enough is enough, I join Americans calling for impeachment proceedings.” (Source)
  • “Congress must act now in the face of our President’s continued dangerous behavior. No one is above the law—not even the occupant of the highest office—and that is why I support moving forward with an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “We need to get to the bottom of these serious allegations through comprehensive impeachment proceedings and document production.” (Source)
  • “The President asking for help on his campaign from a foreign government is against the law with or without a quid pro quo. This is a matter of national security and I fully support Speaker Pelosi’s move to an impeachment inquiry.’ (Source)
  • “The times have found us. The actions taken to date by the President have seriously violated the Constitution. It is for this reason that the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “This is why, out of respect for our Constitution, concern for our national security, and in the interest of my constituents, I am fully supportive of an official impeachment inquiry. President Trump’s conduct has left us with no choice but to pursue every avenue to fully investigate potential abuses of power.” (Source)
  • “I strongly back Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s call today for a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The American people expect truth and transparency from their government.” (Source)
  • “Every Member of Congress swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. I therefore support Speaker Pelosi’s call for a formal impeachment inquiry. It is the only appropriate course of action given the severity of recent events. Additionally, the Trump Administration must make the entire whistleblower complaint available to Congress immediately so we can consider its contents along with the evidence of other impeachable offenses that the president has committed.” (Source)
  • “Taken with the Mueller report and the facts discovered by the other ongoing Committee investigations, we have reached a point where Congress must move forward with an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “Unless the Intelligence Committee immediately receives both the whistleblower complaint, and the recordings of any calls – and they dispel these charges – I am prepared to pursue an impeachment inquiry of the President.” (Source)
  • “I fully support Congress moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. I have grave concerns about the President’s troubling admission that he sought Ukrainian interference in the 2020 election, undermining America’s national security.”
  • “President Trump’s actions, currently undisputed, are an attack on our Democracy, national security and rule of law, and warrant the commencement of formal impeachment proceedings.” (Source)
  • “It is time to open an impeachment inquiry. To not move forward would make Congress complicit in the President’s behavior.”
  • “It is time to complete our investigation and draft articles of impeachment.” (Source)
  • “Inaction would give this persident (and future presidents) assurances that their misneeds are immune from punishment…I believe that it is my Constitutional duty and the duty of the United States Congress to move forward with impeachment inquiries.” (Source)
  • “An impeachment inquiry will allow us to break through the President’s stonewalling and obstruction and get the answers the American people deserve.” (Source)
  • “A formal impeachment inquiry should be undertaken in the House of Representatives.” (Source)
  • “When there is an abuse of power of this magnitude, it is our responsibility to stand up for what is right. This is why I am calling to open impeachment proceedings – immediately, fairly, and impartially.”” (Source)
  • “After recent revelations, I support an impeachment inquiry because we must follow the facts and hold the President accountable.” (Source)
  • “In recent days, credible information has emerged that President Trump sought to pressure a foreign government — Ukraine — to produce damning information on a political opponent…Congress must investigate and use the full extent of its powers to check these alleged abuses of presidential power. The House must move forward with impeachment.” (Source)
  • “In July, I called for an impeachment inquiry after the President engaged in abuses of power. This week, we found out he may have violated our national security. This conduct would threaten all I swore to protect. If true, it is another, perhaps more grave, impeachable offense.” (Source)
  • “I think these accusations should be addressed with all of the tools at Congress’ disposal, including articles of impeachment. I did not run for Congress to impeach the President…The President of the United States is threatening our national security.” (Source)
  • “This Committee is engaged in an investigation that will allow us to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment with respect to President Trump. Some call this process an impeachment inquiry. Some call it an impeachment investigation. There is no legal difference between these terms, and I no longer care to argue about the nomenclature.” (Source)
  • “I take no pleasure in announcing my support for the House to begin an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States.” (Source)
  • “Where this investigation leads, we cannot know at this time. Regardless of the outcome, I support Chairman Nadler’s impeachment investigation conducted in accordance with the Constitution.” (Source)
  • “After months of relentless stonewalling by the Trump administration, I believe it is necessary to elevate the various Congressional investigations of the President to a formal impeachment inquiry as the only way to ensure the American people have a comprehensive understanding of the facts uncovered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and hold the President accountable for his actions.” (Source)
  • “Today, I am announcing my support for formally launching impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. I cannot ignore the call to defend our institutions, to safeguard our democratic norms, and to stand up for our democracy.” (Source)
  • “The Mueller report reveals several instances of obstruction of justice, certainly enough to move forward with an impeachment investigation.” (Source)
  • “After careful reflection & interaction with my constituents, I believe we must move forward with an impeachment inquiry in President Trump’s actions. The American people deserve the full truth, and they deserve a President who respects the rule of law.” (Source)
  • “The petition Chairman Nadler filed on July 26 clearly states that the Judiciary Committee is investigating whether to recommend Articles of Impeachment, essentially an impeachment inquiry. I support this investigation.” (Source)
  • “I support moving forward with an impeachment inquiry, which will continue to uncover the facts for the American people and hold this president accountable.” (Source)
  • “I fully support the House Judiciary Committee’s formal inquiry into whether to recommend impeachment of President Trump, and I know they will continue to do the hard work to protect our democracy, constitution, and the American people.” (Source)
  • “There is growing evidence of impeachable offenses and I believe we have a responsibility to defend our Constitution and our Democracy. We must move forward with an impeachment inquiry. The President is not above the law.” (Source)
  • “I believe that the House of Representatives must move forward with an impeachment inquiry regarding the conduct of President Donald Trump. This will build upon the investigations of the President’s grave offenses already underway, giving these inquiries focus and the maximum ability to obtain information in the face of the president’s stonewalling and resistance.” (Source)
  • “I support Nadler. I support the impeachment inquiry,” Khanna said in an interview with MSNBC. Khanna’s communications director confirms to NPR that he now supports an impeachment inquiry. (Source)
  • “We stand at a perilous moment for our country. No individual should be above the law. No individual should act the way this president behaves without consequence. No administration should be allowed to disregard the constitution at their whim. Now more than ever, Congress must assert its constitutional role and that is why I believe we must immediately start an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.” (Source)
  • “I’ve read the full Mueller Report, the president knew the rules and he broke them—he cannot be above the law. That is why I believe it is time to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.” (Source)
  • “After careful consideration and conversations with members of my community, I believe it is time for the House to begin proceedings to determine whether the president’s conduct meets the standards of impeachment.” (Source)
  • “I believe it is time for Congress to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The proceedings must be deliberate and transparent. We have a sacred duty as members of Congress to ensure that nobody is above the law,” Chu said in a statement provided to NPR.
  • “While the Special Counsel’s office did not indict the President, Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees made clear that there was no exoneration of the Trump administration, evidence of obstruction of justice leaves the President vulnerable to indictment after he leaves office, and Russia continues its efforts to steal our elections from the American people. The House Judiciary Committee should move forward with an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “The American people want, and deserve, the truth. Mr. Mueller’s testimony provided ample evidence that the President committed obstruction of justice, and I believe the House must pursue a formal impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “I believe it is my duty to seek out truth for the sake of my constituents and our nation, and thereby call for an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “President Trump’s actions have repeatedly proven antithetical to these values—through his efforts to undermine our democratic institutions, his flagrant disregard of lawful congressional oversight, and his normalizing of authoritarian tactics. I cannot sit idly by while the pillars of our democracy are chipped away. After much deliberation, I believe the time has come for the House of Representatives to assert our constitutional responsibility and begin an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “I’m calling for an impeachment inquiry because of the mounting evidence that Donald Trump has repeatedly broken the law to protect his own interests.” (Source)
  • “While I am not ready to support articles of impeachment, I am ready to use the full force of Congress to carry out subpoenas that have stalled in the courts. That means the opening of an impeachment inquiry. I have not come to this conclusion lightly or without careful consideration.” (Source)
  • “The Mueller testimony is one further step in the process. The next step, in my opinion, is the undertaking of an impeachment inquiry, a formal process of inquiry following up on the Mueller testimony and other issues that have been brought to our attention. And then we will see where we go with an impeachment, a formal resolution. An impeachment inquiry is comparable to grand jury proceedings,” a spokesperson tells NPR.
  • “After much deliberation, I have reached the conclusion that the House of Representatives should open an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. The Mueller Report, in tandem with Director Mueller’s recent testimony before Congress, indicates that President Trump committed illegal acts in an effort to cover up his campaign’s repeated contacts with Russia during the 2016 election.” (Source)
  • “I have come to believe that stepping these congressional investigations up to the level of an impeachment inquiry will be required to get timely access to the information we need for our national security and national conscience.” (Source)
  • “I support initiation of an impeachment inquiry by the House Judiciary Committee and will support measures to accomplish this when Congress returns to Washington, D.C.” (Source)
  • “The rule of law needs to mean something. The integrity of our democracy needs to mean something. With that clear focus, I support the House of Representatives beginning an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “It gives me no pleasure to announce that I am calling for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States.” (Source)
  • “Given the Special Counsel’s testimony, and the evidence outlined in his report, I support the House of Representatives opening a formal inquiry. Under Article 1 of the Constitution, the House of Representatives has the sole power to evaluate whether or not the President’s conduct warrants bringing articles of impeachment.” (Source)
  • “After weeks of careful consideration and after countless conversations with my constituents, I believe it is imperative that Congress continues its oversight work by opening an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “I now support an impeachment inquiry in order to get the truth for my constituents.” (Source)
  • “I believe we need to open an impeachment inquiry that will provide us a more formal way to fully uncover the facts.” (Source)
  • “It is clear that without the Office of Legal Counsel’s policy against indicting a sitting President, Donald Trump would very likely be charged with a crime. For these reasons, the House should move forward with impeachment proceedings.” (Source)
  • “I believe that the time has come for the Judiciary Committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry and collect the evidence necessary to build a strong case against President Trump.” (Source)
  • “Today within the halls of Congress, I witnessed my colleagues exercise our congressional oversight responsibility, by questioning the premier witness in our democracy’s most serious trial-and the verdict is in……we must immediately bring forth an INQUIRY FOR IMPEACHMENT!” (Source)
  • “I believe it is time to begin an impeachment inquiry against President @realDonaldTrump. No President, including this one, is above the law.” (Source)
  • “This is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, and I believe President Trump presents an existential threat to our democracy. I am, therefore, calling for the immediate opening of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.” (Source)
  • “The evidence is irrefutable that the president continues to willfully impede ongoing Congressional investigations and spew hatefulness for political gain—his Twitter tirade attacking four of my female colleagues is but the latest example. As the Mueller Report makes crystal clear, this president believes he is above the law and it is the responsibility of Congress to hold him accountable for his words and actions. That is why I support opening an impeachment inquiry,” a spokesman from Beatty’s office told NPR.
  • Carson told the Washington Post he now favors an impeachment inquiry. (Source)
  • “An impeachment inquiry is a critical stage in that process, and we need to determine the truth,” Matsui said in a statement to The Washington Post. (Source)
  • Rep. Roybal-Allard’s office told NPR that she in favor of beginning an impeachment inquiry.
  • “I have concluded that President Donald Trump should be impeached.” (Source)
  • “It is time to impeach Donald Trump. I do not come to this decision lightly. The president’s statements degrading the dream of citizenship led me to this decision.” (Source)
  • “I have come to the conclusion that the House of Representatives must open an impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump.” (Source)
  • “The President has shown a disregard not only for Congress’s oversight powers, but disregard for the rulings of the Supreme Court. I promised to fight for my constituents and that’s why I’m calling for an #ImpeachmentInquiryNow. Keep speaking up, keep standing up, keep showing up.” (Source)
  • “It’s time to open an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.” (Source)
  • “I believe it is time for the House to begin impeachment proceedings against the President.” (Source)
  • “[Supporting impeachment is] not difficult at all.” (Source)
  • “And now we are assigned another solemn task by the Constitution and by current events. We need to begin impeachment hearings.” (Source)
  • “I remain in favor of the impeachment process. The future of our country is at stake. No one is above the law.” (Source)
  • “He has shown time and time again that he can’t be trusted, he’s lied, he’s kept Congress from performing our duties, and I believe it is my obligation to proceed with an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “It is time for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.” (Source)
  • “Congressman Smith believes we must move forward with an impeachment inquiry,” Smith’s chief of staff told NPR. “President Trump has continued his efforts to obstruct justice and undermine Congress as a co-equal branch of government, and proceeding with an impeachment inquiry—the first step in a lengthy and difficult process—is the best way to demand accountability from this administration.”
  • “Congress has the authority to subpoena any information necessary to carry out its oversight responsibilities. But the Administration refuses to comply with subpoenas and continues to prevent witnesses from testifying. I believe that it’s time to initiate an #Impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “I am cosponsoring H.Res. 13 Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. #RuleOfLaw #impeachment #Constitution ⁦@MoDemParty⁩” (Source)
  • “As the first Member of Congress to call for a Special Counsel, I’ve been carefully reviewing the Mueller report and listening to my constituents. I have now come to the conclusion that the House has a constitutional responsibility to begin an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “I am in favor of initiating an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “After carefully studying the Mueller report and watching how this President instructs current and former officials to ignore Congressional subpoenas and to act unlawfully, Congress has no choice but to open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.” (Source)
  • “Obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense. The multiple instances of obstruction laid out in the Mueller report necessitate that the House launch an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “I believe that the House of Representatives should begin an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “In his report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller laid out evidence that describes several incidents in which the President obstructed justice by either trying to change the scope of the investigation or by attempting to end it altogether,” Lawrence said in a press release sent to NPR. “That coupled with his recent admission during a network interview that he sees nothing wrong with accepting assistance from a foreign entity, leaves me no choice but to now request that this body proceed with the process of conducting an impeachment inquiry.”
  • “I have been very reluctant to use the tool of impeachment, and have always viewed it as a tool of last resort. But I’ve come to the conclusion that the President’s actions have brought us to a moment where Congress must open an impeachment inquiry to defend the rule of law.” (Source)
  • “After weeks of study, deliberation, and conversations with Orange County families, I’ve decide to support an impeachment investigation of the President.” (Source)
  • “I have concluded that the House has a duty to open an impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Donald J. Trump.” (Source)
  • “After carefully reviewing evidence laid out in the Mueller Report, after attending numerous hearings, after listening to the concerns of my constituents, and after doing as much soul-searching as I’ve ever done in my life - it is my inescapable conclusion that the House of Representatives must open an impeachment inquiry against the President of the United States.” (Source)
  • “Congress has no choice: we must begin an impeachment inquiry against @realDonaldTrump. He has invited the Russians to again sabotage our elections. And he has obstructed (& obstructs) justice. Time to be held accountable. Our democracy is worth saving.” (Source)
  • “Congressman Gomez was one of the first of members in the last legislative session to vote for debate on articles of impeachment,” a spokesman said in a statement to NPR. "[I]f another vote is held for it, the congressman will absolutely support it again….Nothing will deter Congressman Gomez from pursuing the truth and following through with these investigations. If they reveal wrongdoing occurred, he intends to use those findings to garner support for President Trump’s removal from office.”
  • “My office has been getting a lot of calls about impeachment. I support @HouseDemocrats’ efforts to continue investigations (up to AND including impeachment) while we continue working to enact our bold #ForThePeople agenda.” (Source)
  • Rep. Napolitano has co-sponsored the impeachment resolution put forward by Rep. Tlaib (Source)
  • “[Impeachment inquiry is] long past time.” (Source)
  • “Robert Mueller made clear that he did not exonerate the President and it is up to Congress to hold the President accountable through oversight and impeachment. Given the Special Counsel’s report, his statement last week and the President’s ongoing efforts to block any oversight and investigation by Congress, I support an impeachment inquiry. No one is above the law and Congress has a constitutional duty to act.” (Source)
  • “It is my judgment that Congress needs to accept the baton being handed to us by now former Special Counsel Mueller and open an impeachment inquiry to more fully assess the Constitutional implications of seemingly criminal actions by the President and his campaign, and to determine whether formal impeachment charges need to be filed.” (Source)
  • “I do believe we need to move forward with the impeachment process.” (Source)
  • “Impeachment is not off the table. However, before we move forward the American people deserve all the facts. That is why I support an impeachment inquiry. Congress has a sacred responsibility to obtain the information necessary to determine the next steps.” (Source)
  • “Congress must hold him accountable. I believe the time has come to consider an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “I am prepared to vote for an impeachment inquiry and based on the evidence before me now, I am prepared to vote for the impeachment and removal of this president.” (Source)
  • “It is time for the House of Representatives to move to the next stages of holding the President accountable, including the extraordinary step of opening an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “The President’s unacceptable obstruction and his abuses of power have left Congress only one option to fulfill our Constitutional responsibilities: We must open an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “I support impeachment. The president has egregiously obstructed justice. The special counsel did not give any indication that the president is innocent. Therefore, it is time for Congress to perform its oversight duties.” (Source)
  • “It is very clear that President Trump is engaging in a cover-up, obstructing of justice, and betraying his oath of office.” (Source)
  • “In addition to continuing our other investigations into rampant corruption throughout this government, Congress must proceed with an Article I inquiry of whether Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice. If, from our own inquiry, we find he did obstruct justice or committed other high crimes, then we will have no other avenue but impeachment of this President.” (Source)
  • “Congressman Rush believes that President Trump should be impeached.” (Source)
  • “It’s clear now that Congress must hold hearings on the findings of the Special Counsel, including the witnesses who gave testimony to investigators. It’s time to officially start Impeachment Hearings.” (Source)
  • “… I believe it is in the public interest that Congress continue its own investigations in the face of unprecedented obstruction and move toward an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “We’re beyond talking about this in terms of political implications. We have to do what’s right.” (Source)
  • “President Trump is not exonerated, and his administration is deliberately misleading the American people about the findings of the Special Counsel.” (Source)
  • “I believe it is time and imperative that the United States House of Representatives begin an impeachment inquiry whether the House of Representatives should impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America.” (Source)
  • “After careful consideration and deliberation, I’ve come to the conclusion that the House of Representatives must execute its constitutionally mandated responsibility and begin a formal inquiry.” (Source)
  • Rep. Lee has co-sponsored the impeachment resolution put foward by Rep. Tlaib (Source)
  • “The House of Representatives must begin an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “The time has come for the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Trump” (Source)
  • “People ask if you can get anything done if you go ahead with impeachment, but at some point, the question is, can you get anything done if you DON’T move on impeachment?” (Source)
  • “It’s time for Congress to open an impeachment inquiry. There is political risk in doing so, but there’s a greater risk to our country in doing nothing. This is a fight for our democracy.” (Source)
  • “The findings detailed in the Special Counsel’s report, and the Administration’s pattern of wholesale obstruction of Congress since the report’s release, make clear that it is time to open an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “Congress has a moral obligation to put our politics aside and take action. We need to start impeachment proceedings.” (Source)
  • “President Trump and his Administration have obstructed justice over and over again, leaving us no choice: we must open an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States.” (Source)
  • “Stonewalling Congress on witnesses and the unredacted Mueller report only enhances the President’s appearance of guilt, and as a result, he has pushed Congress to a point where we must start an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “Congress has patiently tried to work within traditional means to get to the bottom of this extraordinary situation. But, we have reached an inflection point.” (Source)
  • “We are now at the point where we must begin an impeachment inquiry. I don’t say that lightly. We’ve taken every step we can w/subpoenas and witnesses. Trump obstructs everything. A president who thinks he’s king, accountable to nobody & ,above the law is absolutely unacceptable.” (Source)
  • “I have crafted is a resolution of investigation. We want to draw our members together to be able to make a singular vote on the floor of the House that would direct the agency which is the Judiciary Committee that has done impeachment before for Nixon, the previous impeachment of Mr. Clinton – and when I say impeachment, the hearings of Mr. Clinton are directed by the House of Representatives.” (Source)
  • “I’ve come to think that it is warranted at this point.” (Source)
  • “I personally feel like we cannot tolerate this level of obstruction, that if we do, then we have lowered the bar to the point where any criminal can be president of the United States and that should be unacceptable to all of us.” (Source)
  • “FACT: The Special Counsel did not say anything about collusion. And he did not exonerate the President for corruption. #ImpeachmentInquiryNow” (Source)
  • “Let me just be very clear. Democrats are not saying impeachment. What I’m saying, what some others are saying, is an impeachment inquiry. Which is we have to start these investigations to see if we should do impeachment. Those are very different issues.” (Source)
  • “Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.” (Source)
  • “We have to remove @realDonaldTrump from the White House as soon as possible. #Impeach45 @Deanofcomedy @SXMProgress” (Source)
  • “The Constitution requires us to get the information. And if it takes impeachment for us to get the information, then so be it.” (Source)
  • “The House should use all the tools at its disposal to find the truth, because the facts are not going to change.” (Source)
  • Rep. Vela has co-sponsored the impeachment resolution put foward by Rep. Tlaib (Source)
  • “Impeachment is a political proceeding and regardless of the votes from the GOP, everyone should be concerned about preventing and obstructing the rule of law.” (Source)
  • “The president’s actions are clearly beneath the high personal, ethical and legal standards our founders envisioned in the executive branch, and, as such, constitute a prima facie case to trigger an impeachment investigation.” (Source)
  • “I do think this president has committed impeachable acts… The reality is he broke the law he should be impeached.” (Source)
  • “We should be having this debate. And, frankly, we should have been having it last year. It may not be time to vote on impeachment - we don’t have all the facts yet, we don’t even have the full Mueller report - but we absolutely should be having this debate.” (Source)
  • “We must begin impeachment proceedings and investigate if the president committed impeachable offenses.” (Source)
  • “While I understand we need to see the full report and all supporting documents, I believe we have enough evidence now.” (Source)
  • “In times of great consequence, let’s be clear. #TimeToImpeach #MuellerReport” (Source)
  • “I cannot see a reason for us to abdicate from our constitutionally mandated responsibility to investigate… I’ll be signing onto @RashidaTlaib’s impeachment resolution.” (Source)
  • “I think it potentially does rise to that standard, but again, I want to interview Mueller.” (Source)
  • “Congress must do its job, which includes overriding the DOJ policy that protects the president under any circumstance, and beginning an impeachment inquiry.” (Source)
  • “I think we are essentially in the beginning of an impeachment process… I don’t think right now there’s any way that we could 218 votes on the floor of the House for an impeachment resolution, but I think that’s not a matter of whether it’s a matter of when.” (Source)
  • “I will be introducing a resolution to have the Judiciary Committee move on investigating grounds for impeachment. Our democracy must be protected. @by_the_ppl @CREDOMobile #accountabilityNow” (Source)
  • “I think it’s important to call out the impeachable offenses that are taking place and to convey to President Trump and the American people that no one is above the law.” (Source)
  • “I strongly support starting an impeachment inquiry” (Source)
  • “Donald Trump is a threat to our national security and to our justice, and once and for all, we are taking a stand to formally call for his impeachment in the name of our constituents, in support of our Constitution, and for the protection of our Democracy.” (Source)
  • “In the nearly 300 days since he was sworn in, it has become evident that President Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy. It is high time that Congress take a serious look at the President’s actions.” (Source)
  • “I believe there is evidence that he attempted to obstruct an investigation into Russia’s interference with the U.S. presidential election.” (Source)
  • “Yeah, I think so. I think I’m there.” (Source)
  • “I am introducing Articles of Impeachment to begin a long process to protect our country from abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and impulsive, ignorant incompetence.” (Source)
  • “Today, I told @cheddar that my greatest desire was to lead @realDonaldTrump right into impeachment.” (Source)
  • Put forward a resolution to congress calling for the impeachment of Trump over high misdomeanors. (Source)

No/not yet (8)

  • “I fully support investigating this thoroughly. These are extremely serious allegations. But as a former special prosecutor back home in Wisconsin I know it is important for us to collect all the facts, all the evidence, before we decide what remedy is appropriate under the circumstances.” (Source)
  • “At the end of the day, as I said, I’m waiting for all the facts to come out. I’m waiting for all the cards to be laid on the table.” (Source)
  • “Everybody says, ‘Be on the right side of history’ — I think the right side of history is not to impeach.” (Source)
  • “If and when articles of impeachment are presented to the full House, I will vote based upon the evidence that I have reviewed through this investigation. That’s the best that I can give you at this point.” (Source)
  • “I don’t agree with anyone that is rushing to conclusions or making assumptions,” he said. “This needs to be a fact-finding mission for the good of our country.” (Source)
  • “I think they need to do a thorough investigation. I think it needs to be thoughtful, and it needs to be transparent. And, on the other side of that, we’ll see what they come out with, and I’ll make decisions at that point.” (Source)
  • “If anyone thinks a partisan impeachment process would constrain President Trump, they are fooling themselves. Without significant bipartisan support, impeachment proceedings will be a lengthy and divisive action with no resolution.” (Source)
  • “Anyone willing to sacrifice the national security interests of the United States for their own benefit is unfit to be president. If these allegations are true, it’s time for the House to open impeachment proceedings.” (Source)
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