Im­peach­ment in­quiry urged by No. 4 House Demo­crat

The Morning Call - - NATION & WORLD -

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.”

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