Stabenow backs Trump impeachment inquiry, cites obstruction

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) addresses the NAACP's (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 110th National Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan on July 22, 2019. JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan says she would back House Democrats if they launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

The fourth-term Democrat said in a written statement Monday that former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report about Russian interference in the 2016 election “describes extremely serious instances of the president of the United States trying to obstruct justice.” She says “no one is above the law.”

Politico first reported Stabenow’s position.

About 100 Democrats in the 435-member House now favor opening an impeachment inquiry. House committees have been investigating Trump and filing lawsuits to obtain information.

Even if the House voted to impeach Trump, the Republican-run Senate would likely acquit him.

Michigan’s other senator, Democrat Gary Peters, is up for re-election in 2020 and has not backed impeachment proceedings.

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18 comments

  • Not racist not violent but no longer silent

    No crime, no collusion, no obstruction. Waste of taxpayer dollars. So is the Mueller investigation.

  • Matt McCartney

    Says the woman who has been on government payroll since 1976………..Pure as the driven snow over 4+ decades. No doubt.

  • C

    Gary Peters hasn’t backed impeachment but Debbie Stabenow has. If she was up for reelection in 2020 she wouldn’t touch the idea with a ten foot pole, either.

    • Wings

      You should talk, looks like you do not understand the law
      #46 Has committed impeachable acts.
      Looks like a victory on 2020 for the DEMOCRATS

      • J.B.

        Um…What are those acts exactly and just who is telling you this?
        The voices in your head under that awfully tight tinfoil hat, or just CNN?
        i understand your confusion..
        That is what happens when you let other people do your thinking for you.
        You just repeat things that you have “heard” or want to “believe”
        Facts on the other hand…really do not care how you “feel”.
        sorry.

      • steve

        Hey, Wings. There hasn’t been a #46 yet. And yet you don’t hesitate to comment here and call others stupid? Duh. You’re pathetic.

    • Wings

      I did not know people were Aliens?
      Are they from a different world ? NO, So they are people not aliens
      Typical GOP, worthless

      • Michael

        Alien

        Adjective

        1. Belonging to a foreign county or nation.

        Noun

        1. A foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the county where they are living.

          • Michael

            I posted the DEFINITION of alien. So yes it does say they are aliens. In fact the examples of the word in a sentence given are, “An illegal alien” and “He was deported as an illegal alien”.

            Mikes use of the word was correct.

            Not that I expect you to understand. You are the “I’m right because I say so….no source, quote, or documentation will tell me otherwise” kind of person.

  • BS

    Robert Mueller was merely a republican figurehead to give the liberal democrat lawyers who were actually running the investigation cover as a “bipartisan” investigation. If Eric Weissmann and the 15 other democrat lawyers couldn’t find any evidence to impeach President Trump – THERE IS NONE.

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