Majority of House Democrats now support Trump impeachment inquiry
A major development out of Washington.
As of Friday 2 August, a majority of House Democrats are now on record publicly supporting an impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump.
This development represents a sign of momentum for pro-impeachment lawmakers, and one that is set to increase the pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic leaders.
Pelosi's stance on a potential impeachment has been clear in the past, stating that "it's not even close in our caucus", and that "nothing is as divisive in our country" than impeachment.
But the calls for an impeachment hearing have continued to increase as more information comes out from the Mueller Report.
According to CNN, Rep. Salud Carbajal of California became the 118th Democrat to publicly support the start of an impeachment inquiry in a statement on Friday.
He said: "I've read the full Mueller Report, the president knew the rules and he broke them—he cannot be above the law. That is why I believe it is time to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump."
On Friday, Pelosi's office released a statement, outlining her party's efforts to investigate Trump's administration, saying in no uncertain terms: "The President will be held accountable."
We don't think we've heard the last of this one.