The first member of the GOP to support the impeachment inquiry (and stay in the party) brings defections to a total of two including Justin Amash of Michigan, now an Independent.
The first Republican House member has announced support for the impeachment inquiry against President Trump: Representative Mark Amodei of Nevada
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 27, 2019
Rep. Mark Amodei supports the House’s inquiry into whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, but is withholding judgment on whether Trump has crossed the legal line.
“Let’s put it through the process and see what happens,” Amodei, the only Republican in the state’s congressional delegation, said on a call Friday with reporters, adding that he believes Congress is justified to look into the matter.
“I’m a big fan of oversight, so let’s let the committees get to work and see where it goes,” he added. (An audio recording of the call has been posted below.)
“Using government agencies to, if it’s proven, to put your finger on the scale of an election, I don’t think that’s right,” he continued. “If it turns out that it’s something along those lines, then there’s a problem.”
Another sign of a hard rain:
— Jim Small (@JimSmall) September 27, 2019
Depositions over next 2wks:
•Oct 2, 2019: Ambassador Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch
•Oct 3, 2019: Ambassador Kurt Volker
•Oct 7, 2019: Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent
•Oct 8, 2019: Counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl
•Oct 10, 2019: Ambassador Gordon Sondland https://t.co/DFcUQrrcHb
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) September 27, 2019