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The New York Times: Who Supports an Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump?

May 31, 2019

More than 50 House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry against President Donald J. Trump, according to a New York Times survey.

The Times is asking every representative for his or her position, starting with the Democrats, and will update this page with each response. Many House Democrats who do not currently support impeachment proceedings say investigations of Mr. Trump should continue. The White House has stonewalled these inquiries.

Congress was in recess this week, but some Democrats called for impeachment after the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said that he could not clear Mr. Trump of obstruction of justice. Representative Justin Amash of Michigan is the lone House Republican to publicly conclude that Mr. Trump has “engaged in impeachable conduct.” Email us at congress@nytimes.com with updated statements.

Where Democrats Stand So Far

57 support

 
Steve Cohen Tenn. 9 Judiciary
 
 
 
Sheila Jackson Lee Tex. 18 Judiciary
 
Ted Lieu Calif. 33 Judiciary
 
 
Jamie Raskin Md. 8 Judiciary
 
Cedric L. Richmond La. 2 Judiciary
 
Mary Gay Scanlon Pa. 5 Judiciary
 
 
Alma Adams N.C. 12
 
Nanette Barragán Calif. 44
 
G. K. Butterfield N.C. 1
 
Lloyd Doggett Tex. 35
 
Adriano Espaillat N.Y. 13
 
Jared Huffman Calif. 2
 
Robin Kelly Ill. 2
 
Barbara Lee Calif. 13
 
Tom Malinowski N.J. 7
 
Grace F. Napolitano Calif. 32
 
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez N.Y. 14
 
Mark Pocan Wis. 2
 
Mike Quigley Ill. 5
 
Kathleen Rice N.Y. 4
 
Bobby L. Rush Ill. 1
 
Bennie Thompson Miss. 2
 
Rashida Tlaib Mich. 13
 
Norma J. Torres Calif. 35
 
Juan C. Vargas Calif. 51
 
Filemon Vela Tex. 34
 
Maxine Waters Calif. 43

62 do not support now or undecided

Karen Bass Calif. 37 Judiciary
“If there’s a vote on opening an impeachment inquiry in the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Bass would vote yes, as indicated by her voting record established by the two votes she’s already taken on the House floor against tabling an impeachment resolution,” a spokesman said.
 
J. Luis Correa Calif. 46 Judiciary
“We will continue to investigate and legislate to protect our elections, secure our democracy and hold our elected leaders accountable.”
 
Ted Deutch Fla. 22 Judiciary
“Congress’s role is not a do-over of the special counsel’s criminal investigation but an inquiry into whether the president of the United States violated his oath of office, broke the public trust and committed high crimes and misdemeanors.”
 
Hakeem Jeffries N.Y. 8 Judiciary
“Not at this time,” a spokesman said.
 
“Congress has a responsibility to further investigate the president’s obstructive conduct outlined in Special Counsel Mueller’s report.”
 
“We will continue to fulfill our constitutional duty of Congressional oversight.”
 
He has said he is “preparing for impeachment.”
 
Ami Bera Calif. 7
“No. The congressman believes at this time we need to let the committees do oversight and build the case.”
 
Anthony Brindisi N.Y. 22
“The Congressman does not support impeachment.”
 
Judy Chu Calif. 27
“Not yet.”
 
Bonnie Watson Coleman N.J. 12
“It’s clear to me that this president’s behavior is impeachable, but the House can’t send articles to Mitch McConnell’s Senate until we have laid everything bare.”
 
“It is important for Congress to continue the work of investigating, asking the tough questions and holding the administration accountable.”
 
Angie Craig Minn. 2
“I will continue pushing for Congress to fulfill its constitutional duty to pursue full transparency and fill in the details on the findings of the report.”
 
Henry Cuellar Tex. 28
“Congress may continue to exercise its constitutional right to conduct executive branch oversight, if it deems so necessary.”
 
Elijah E. Cummings Md. 7
“I’m still mulling it over ... but I'm getting there.”
 
Susan A. Davis Calif. 53
“We must go where the facts lead and our democratic principles demand.”
 
Debbie Dingell Mich. 12
“It is my belief we must continue the current investigations.”
 
“What I am done with, barring any new evidence, is any talk of impeachment investigations or divisive, unproductive politics. It is time to move forward.”
 
“This is a huge step to take. And you have to be very thoughtful about it.”
 
Bill Foster Ill. 11
“Congress has the constitutional authority and obligation to hold the president accountable for his actions and I am confident that we will do so.”
 
Lois Frankel Fla. 21
“I’m for aggressive investigations.”
 
Steny H. Hoyer Md. 5
“Mr. Hoyer supports allowing the committees to proceed with their investigations and following the facts wherever they lead.”
 
Joseph P. Kennedy III Mass. 4
“Impeachment proceedings will remain an option for Congress as relevant committees investigate the president’s potential obstruction of justice, abuse of power and financial conflicts of interest.”
 
“Congress must proceed with an Article I inquiry of whether Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice.”
 
Ro Khanna Calif. 17
“Representative Khanna supports immediately bringing a vote on censure and an aggressive investigation.”
 
Dan Kildee Mich. 5
“I'm much more open to it now than I was a month ago. This president is taking us to a place where we may have no choice left but to use the tool in the Constitution.”
 
Andy Kim N.J. 3
A spokesman said that he does not.
 
Raja Krishnamoorthi Ill. 8
“Congressman Krishnamoorthi does not support opening an impeachment inquiry at this time.”
 
Ann McLane Kuster N.H. 2
“I fully support the work of our five committees who are investigating the corrupt actions and cover-up of President Trump and his administration.”
 
Conor Lamb Pa. 17
“So far, it is being resolved by the courts.”
 
Jim Langevin R.I. 2
“Congressman Langevin does not support opening an inquiry at this time.”
 
Rick Larsen Wash. 2
“No. The House must prioritize the ongoing congressional oversight investigations which are already making progress in holding the president and his administration accountable.”
 
Susie Lee Nev. 3
“Not yet,” a spokeswoman said.
 
Andy Levin Mich. 9
“If Mr. Trump continues to undermine Congress as a coequal branch of government, if he refuses to allow appropriate testimony and document sharing, we will have no choice but to initiate an impeachment inquiry. We are not there yet.”
 
Daniel Lipinski Ill. 3
“Right now, Representative Lipinski supports continuing the House’s current oversight work, including work to get more documents form the president.”
 
Nita M. Lowey N.Y. 17
“I support the work of the Judiciary Committee and other committees of jurisdiction to follow up on the Mueller investigation and examine other instances of misconduct in office. As these investigations proceed, they may form the basis of an impeachment inquiry.”
 
Ben Ray Luján N.M. 3
“As the House continues its constitutional oversight responsibilities, Congressman Luján believes that nothing should be taken off the table.”
 
Elaine Luria Va. 2
“Going down the path of impeachment would be very divisive for the country. We need to have all of the facts before we consider such an option.”
 
Stephen F. Lynch Mass. 8
“I favor continuing our investigations to gather more evidence to hopefully persuade the necessary votes in the Senate.”
 
Jerry McNerney Calif. 9
“We need to continue with Congressional investigations to answer the questions that remain.”
 
“Should the President ignore a final federal court order to turn over documents or information, I would consider it a threat to our careful system of checks and balances and would therefore support an impeachment inquiry.”
 
Richard E. Neal Mass. 1
 
“All congressional investigatory tools, authority of the judicial branch and the laws of our nation must be observed, enforced and available to Congress.”
 
“It’s up to the Article I branch to continue to provide oversight.”
 
Ed Perlmutter Colo. 7
“House Democrats will continue to weigh the many options on the table to ensure President Trump is held accountable.”
 
Dean Phillips Minn. 3
“He does not, not yet,” a spokesman said.
 
“If this cover-up continues, President Trump may leave us no choice.”
 
Jan Schakowsky Ill. 9
“I do believe the President has committed impeachable offenses, and now Congress must continue with our oversight and investigations.”
 
Adam B. Schiff Calif. 28
A spokeswoman said that he does not.
 
“Not at this time. He is supporting the ongoing congressional investigations,” a spokesman said.
 
Kim Schrier Wash. 8
“He needs to be removed from office, one way or another. Right now removal by impeachment does not seem to be a viable option. That can change as the body of damning evidence grows.”
 
“Vigorous oversight of this president is vital. Congress must provide it and take action to hold those responsible for it accountable.”
 
“Not yet, but you know, we’re getting closer and closer.”
 
Brad Sherman Calif. 30
“The congressman believes in continued investigative hearings into the Russia matter and obstruction of justice which could lead to impeachment and, more importantly, removal.”
 
Darren Soto Fla. 9
”We need to hear from witnesses and evidence related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Report in our House Committees before making a final decision.”
 
“As my colleagues on the Oversight and Judiciary Committees exercise their duty to conduct oversight, Congress must also focus on the issues that matter to the American people.”
 
“Not at this time,” a spokesman said.
 
“There are already six committees currently conducting this work, including the House Committee on Ways and Means, on which I sit.”
 
“Congress must hold Donald Trump fully accountable, and bringing Special Counsel Mueller in to testify is an important step in that direction.”
 
Peter Welch Vt.
“In spite of the president’s determined effort to mislead the American people and stonewall Congress, we will follow the facts wherever they lead us.”
 

116 awaiting response

Sylvia R. Garcia Tex. 29 Judiciary
 
Hank Johnson Ga. 4 Judiciary
 
Zoe Lofgren Calif. 19 Judiciary
 
Pete Aguilar Calif. 31
 
Colin Allred Tex. 32
 
Cindy Axne Iowa 3
 
Joyce Beatty Ohio 3
 
Julia Brownley Calif. 26
 
Cheri Bustos Ill. 17
 
Salud Carbajal Calif. 24
 
Tony Cárdenas Calif. 29
 
André Carson Ind. 7
 
Matt Cartwright Pa. 8
 
Ed Case Hawaii 1
 
Sean Casten Ill. 6
 
Kathy Castor Fla. 14
 
Gil Cisneros Calif. 39
 
Katherine M. Clark Mass. 5
 
William Lacy Clay Mo. 1
 
James E. Clyburn S.C. 6
 
Gerald E. Connolly Va. 11
 
Jim Cooper Tenn. 5
 
Jim Costa Calif. 16
 
Joe Courtney Conn. 2
 
Charlie Crist Fla. 13
 
Jason Crow Colo. 6
 
Joe Cunningham S.C. 1
 
Sharice Davids Kan. 3
 
Peter A. DeFazio Ore. 4
 
Rosa DeLauro Conn. 3
 
Suzan DelBene Wash. 1
 
Antonio Delgado N.Y. 19
 
Mike Doyle Pa. 18
 
Eliot L. Engel N.Y. 16
 
Abby Finkenauer Iowa 1
 
Lizzie Fletcher Tex. 7
 
Marcia L. Fudge Ohio 11
 
Tulsi Gabbard Hawaii 2
 
Ruben Gallego Ariz. 7
 
John Garamendi Calif. 3
 
Jared Golden Me. 2
 
Jimmy Gomez Calif. 34
 
Vicente Gonzalez Tex. 15
 
Josh Gottheimer N.J. 5
 
Deb Haaland N.M. 1
 
Josh Harder Calif. 10
 
Alcee L. Hastings Fla. 20
 
Jahana Hayes Conn. 5
 
Denny Heck Wash. 10
 
Brian Higgins N.Y. 26
 
Katie Hill Calif. 25
 
Jim Himes Conn. 4
 
Kendra Horn Okla. 5
 
Steven Horsford Nev. 4
 
Chrissy Houlahan Pa. 6
 
Emanuel Cleaver II Mo. 5
 
Eddie Bernice Johnson Tex. 30
 
Donald M. Payne Jr. N.J. 10
 
Sanford D. Bishop Jr. Ga. 2
 
Frank Pallone Jr. N.J. 6
 
Marcy Kaptur Ohio 9
 
William Keating Mass. 9
 
Derek Kilmer Wash. 6
 
Ron Kind Wis. 3
 
Ann Kirkpatrick Ariz. 2
 
John B. Larson Conn. 1
 
Brenda Lawrence Mich. 14
 
Al Lawson Fla. 5
 
Mike Levin Calif. 49
 
John Lewis Ga. 5
 
Dave Loebsack Iowa 2
 
Sean Patrick Maloney N.Y. 18
 
Carolyn B. Maloney N.Y. 12
 
Doris Matsui Calif. 6
 
Ben McAdams Utah 4
 
A. Donald McEachin Va. 4
 
Gregory W. Meeks N.Y. 5
 
Grace Meng N.Y. 6
 
Gwen Moore Wis. 4
 
Joseph D. Morelle N.Y. 25
 
Donald Norcross N.J. 1
 
Tom O'Halleran Ariz. 1
 
Nancy Pelosi Calif. 12
 
Scott Peters Calif. 52
 
Collin C. Peterson Minn. 7
 
Katie Porter Calif. 45
 
Lisa Blunt Rochester Del.
 
Max Rose N.Y. 11
 
Harley Rouda Calif. 48
 
Lucille Roybal-Allard Calif. 40
 
Raul Ruiz Calif. 36
 
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger Md. 2
 
Linda T. Sánchez Calif. 38
 
John Sarbanes Md. 3
 
Kurt Schrader Ore. 5
 
David Scott Ga. 13
 
Robert C. Scott Va. 3
 
José E. Serrano N.Y. 15
 
Terri A. Sewell Ala. 7
 
Mikie Sherrill N.J. 11
 
Albio Sires N.J. 8
 
Elissa Slotkin Mich. 8
 
Xochitl Torres Small N.M. 2
 
Adam Smith Wash. 9
 
Abigail Spanberger Va. 7
 
Jackie Speier Calif. 14
 
Mark Takano Calif. 41
 
Lori Trahan Mass. 3
 
David Trone Md. 6
 
Lauren Underwood Ill. 14
 
Marc Veasey Tex. 33
 
Nydia M. Velázquez N.Y. 7
 
Peter J. Visclosky Ind. 1
 
Jennifer Wexton Va. 10
 
Susan Wild Pa. 7