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Almost all LGBT politicians are backing Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump

Josh Milton September 25, 2019
Nancy Pelosi delivers a speech concerning a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Nancy Pelosi delivers a speech concerning a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Nancy Pelosi shattered the White House overnight when she launched an impeachment inquiry of US president Donald Trump, and it’s received the backing of almost every standing LGBT+ lawmaker.

The House Speaker charged Trump with betraying his oath of office and the nation’s security after details emerged that he attempted to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate current presidential candidate Joseph Biden’s family.

As a result, Pelosi’s declaration set the stage for a history-making battle between a bitter Democrat-led House and a resistant president.

Pelosi’s move to push forward with the most severe action that Congress can take against a sitting president has been supported by nearly all out LGBT+ House members.

Only Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has not. She became the first openly bisexual senator when elected to office this year.

When asked following Pelosi’s move where she stands, Sinema did not explicitly provide an answer, according to the AZ Central.

While Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin – the first openly lesbian senator – welcomed the news on a statement on Twitter.

All eight openly queer representatives have backed Pelosi’s inquiry. 

They include New York rep Sean Maloney:

Rhode Island rep, David Cicilline:

California rep, Mark Takano:

Wisconsin rep, Mark Pocan:

Minnesota rep, Angie Craig:

Kansas rep, Sharice Davids:

California rep, Katie Hill:

While New Hampshire rep Chris Pappas told the Associated Press he supports impeachment proceedings, too.

The eight join the estimated 206 House Democrats that support an impeachment inquiry, according to The New York Times.

Moreover, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said of impeachment: “Sooner or later it had to come.”

Why are lawmakers calling for impeachment?

In the past, some Democrats have been reticent over making the jump to impeach the president.

But as Pelosi told her caucus and then the country, the new revelations over Ukraine had left the house no choice.

The allegations is that Trump pressured Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to open a corruption investigation into Biden and his son.

A whistle-blower revealed this, and claimed that the Trump administration stonewalled this from Congress.

A memorandum was released today of the telephone conversation between US president Donald Trump and Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky. (White House)

A reconstruction was released today of the telephone conversation. Built from various accounts from military officials, it showed Trump urging the president to coordinate with the US attorney general to open the inquiry.

More: Angie Craig, chris pappas, David Cicilline, Donald Trump, impeachment, katie hill, kyrsten sinema, Mark Pocan, Mark Takano, Nancy Pelosi, Pete Buttigieg, Sean Maloney, sharice davids, Tammy Baldwin

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