Arizona Rep. Gallego favors Trump impeachment inquiry
The Associated Press
July 11, 2019 10:59 AM
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego is throwing his support behind an impeachment inquiry for President Donald Trump.
The Phoenix Democrat said Thursday on the House floor that Congress has a responsibility to pick up where special counsel Robert Mueller left off.
He says Mueller presented compelling evidence that Trump obstructed justice but was prevented from prosecuting a sitting president. But he says a congressional impeachment inquiry shouldn’t be limited to Mueller’s findings.
Gallego says no president “has ever been subject to as many credible allegations of illegal conduct.”
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Gallego is the third Arizona member of congress to support an impeachment inquiry following Democrats Greg Stanton and Raul Grijalva.
Trump calls the investigation a “witch hunt” by his opponents.