Sep 28, 2019 - Politics & Policy
First House Republican backs Trump impeachment inquiry
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) is the first House Republican to support an impeachment inquiry following a whistleblower's complaint that President Trump allegedly pressured Ukraine, reports the New York Times.
"Listen, I want to see what the process produces. And quite frankly, if there's something that rises to that level, then guess what, that's not something that we can have by a Democrat or a Republican."— Rep. Mark Amodei during a conference call
Between the lines: Amodei has not come out in support of impeachment. He supports Congress looking into the complaint made by the whistleblower to see what's credible, according to a press release from Amodei.
- Other Democrats echo Amodei's message. They want to wait and see what the impeachment inquiries will dig up before moving forward, per the Times.
Go deeper: The impeachment whip list