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USA: House Democrats react to Pelosi impeachment inquiry into Trump 03:30

USA: House Democrats react to Pelosi impeachment inquiry into Trump

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September 25, 2019 at 01:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

US House Democrats reacted to the announcement made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of a formal impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in the US Capitol in Washington DC on Tuesday.

"She wanted to make sure that we understood that she feels the president has broken a law and she wants to make sure that we are moving on impeachment and that we are moving swiftly," Congress member Ilhan Omar said about Pelosi. "And I am all, totally on board for that."

"We're making it very clear that the president is engaged in conduct that is a grave new level of lawlessness, that has warranted our coming together in a much more formal way to engage in impeachment inquiry," said Congress member Debbie Wasserman Shultz.

"I think the process is going to be to investigate the situation that we have where the president asked a foreign leader to generate information on a political opponent," said Congress member Mike Thompson.

Pelosi said Tuesday that the chairs of six key House committees already investigating Trump and his administration would make recommendations to the House judiciary committee, which holds the authority to deal with impeachment.

Pelosi's announcement comes after allegations that Trump pressured Ukrainian Volodymyr Zalanskiy in a July phone call to investigate the son of former US Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

USA: House Democrats react to Pelosi impeachment inquiry into Trump 03:30
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US House Democrats reacted to the announcement made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of a formal impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in the US Capitol in Washington DC on Tuesday.

"She wanted to make sure that we understood that she feels the president has broken a law and she wants to make sure that we are moving on impeachment and that we are moving swiftly," Congress member Ilhan Omar said about Pelosi. "And I am all, totally on board for that."

"We're making it very clear that the president is engaged in conduct that is a grave new level of lawlessness, that has warranted our coming together in a much more formal way to engage in impeachment inquiry," said Congress member Debbie Wasserman Shultz.

"I think the process is going to be to investigate the situation that we have where the president asked a foreign leader to generate information on a political opponent," said Congress member Mike Thompson.

Pelosi said Tuesday that the chairs of six key House committees already investigating Trump and his administration would make recommendations to the House judiciary committee, which holds the authority to deal with impeachment.

Pelosi's announcement comes after allegations that Trump pressured Ukrainian Volodymyr Zalanskiy in a July phone call to investigate the son of former US Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

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