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Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi became the latest Democrat in the United States House of Representatives to support impeachment proceeding against President Donald Trump.
The Illinois Democrat in a statement said, “I serve on two House committees investigating the President’s conduct during and after his election to our highest office.
“I have reviewed various documents (both classified and unclassified) questioned various witnesses including Special Counsel Mueller, and read the Mueller Report multiple times. Despite Trump’s Administration’s refusal to provide requested witnesses and documents in our ongoing investigations, we have still uncovered serious, troubling evidence of unethical and illegal behavior by the President.”
He added, “I greatly respect the electoral process and the office of the President. I was raised to respect each occupant of that office regardless of party, and I feel strongly that no President should be impeached unless clear, substantial evidence of illegal behavior exists to sustain a conviction in the Senate.”
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The congressman added, “That said we have now come to a point where we must engage in an investigation to not only expose wrongdoing and prevent it from happening again but also to determine whether the current President engaged in behavior meriting the beginning of impeachment proceedings.”
Besides Krishnamoorthi, three Indian American members of Congress - Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Rep. Ro Khanna of California, and Rep. Ami Bera of California - support the investigation against President Trump.
With more than half of the Democratic Caucus supporting impeachment proceeding, still, support from 94 more congressmen is needed to pass the impeachment resolution.
By Sowmya Sangam