No. 4 House Democrat says it’s time for impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the House Democratic leadership says it’s time for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (loo-HAHN’), the No. 4 Democrat, is now the highest-ranking member of the House to call for formal proceedings against Trump. He says in a statement that an inquiry would “hold this president accountable.”

The New Mexico congressman, who’s running for the Senate, cites findings in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Trump’s lack of action to secure American elections from foreign interference. Luján says Trump is “abdicating” his responsibility and putting his own personal and political interests first.

The six-term lawmaker is the 121st House Democrat to call for the beginning of an inquiry, according to an Associated Press tally. That’s a majority of the 235 Democrats.

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