PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici joined other Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
Rep. Bonamici released a lengthy statement on Wednesday morning in which she says she’s “gravely concerned about the actions of President Trump.”
She listed some of his “impeachable offenses” as obstruction of justice, committing human rights violations by separating children from their families and profiting from the presidency.
More Democrats are calling for impeachment proceedings against Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.
A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn’s empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room on Tuesday, are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing her and other leaders to act. Their impatience is running up against the speaker’s preference for a more methodical approach, including already unfolding court battles.
Pelosi summoned some of them – still a small fraction of the House Democratic caucus – to a meeting of investigators on Wednesday to assess strategy.
Read Bonamici’s full statement below:
Trump on Wednesday repeated his mantra about Democrats contributing to a “Witch Hunt” against him.
“The Democrats are getting ZERO work done in Congress,” he tweeted.
The Associated Press contributed to this report