More Pennsylvania Democrats favor impeachment proceedings


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More Democratic members of Congress from Pennsylvania are coming out in favor of starting impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright of northeastern Pennsylvania and Susan Wild of Allentown issued statements Tuesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepared to announce a formal impeachment inquiry.

The moves followed reports that Trump may have sought a foreign government’s help in his re-election bid.

Cartwright says Congress must get to the bottom of the allegations. Wild says she’ll support an impeachment inquiry if Trump’s administration keeps withholding a whistleblower complaint that’s at the heart of the allegations.

A day earlier, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan of Chester County joined six other freshmen Democrats to say that the allegations, if true, represent an impeachable offense and they called for the start of impeachment hearings.

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