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Kuster and Pappas Now Support Impeachment Inquiry

Jul 26, 2019

Congresswoman Annie Kuster, a Democrat representing New Hampshire's 2nd District, said Friday she supports for an impeachment inquiry.
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New Hampshire's two members of Congress, Rep. Annie Kuster and Rep. Chris Pappas, say they support a formal impeachment inquiry regarding President Donald Trump's conduct following Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony this week.

Kuster said in a statement Friday she hasn't prejudged the outcome and believes in the integrity of the process. She said she believes it's her duty under her oath to the Constitution "to ensure nobody is above the law."

Kuster said Mueller reinforced the "troubling details" outlined in his report: Russia attacked our democracy and interfered in our election to help Trump, and the Trump campaign welcomed that help.

In a statement Friday evening, Pappas said, “We have an obligation to the Constitution—and our constituents—to fully examine potential misconduct by the President and efforts to cover up those misdeeds and obstruct justice."

“I also believe that we have a sacred duty to protect the integrity and security of our democracy," Pappas said.

The statements from Pappas and Kuster came as lawmakers start a six-week summer recess. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would only take action against Trump "when we have what we need to proceed, not one day sooner."