Impeachment inquiry urged by No. 4 House Democrat
WASHINGTON — Rep. Ben Ray Lujan on Monday became the highest-ranking Democrat in the House to call for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, saying it’s time to hold him accountable.
The New Mexico congressman, third in line behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a 2020 candidate for Senate, said Trump has not tried to secure American elections from foreign interference.
Lujan said in a statement that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report left no doubt that Trump’s campaign made “sustained and frequent attempts to establish ties to the Russian government and an eagerness to benefit from hacked information.
Trump, he added, “is putting his own personal and political interests ahead of the American people.”