Illinois, Missouri lawmakers react to Pelosi's call for an impeachment inquiry of Trump

BOST: "Speaker Pelosi and the Washington Democrats are rushing to the cliff’s edge on impeachment and preparing to jump with blindfolds on."

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September 24, 2019 - 5:45 pm

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(KFTK) — Local lawmakers are reacting to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's call for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

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Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay issued a statement that expresses his strong support for Speaker Pelosi’s decision. Clay called the speaker's move ''an urgent measure that I have supported for more than three months."

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The democrat goes on to say in the statement that "Trump has violated his Oath of Office. He has abused his power."

In a statement emailed to partner station KMOX, Republican Congressman John Shimkus of Illinois writes, "My colleagues’ continuing refusal to accept the results of the 2016 election is bad for our country. I’ve read the Mueller Report, and I will review the call transcript and whistleblower report, but I’ve yet to see evidence against the president that warrants impeachment.” 

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Republican Congressman Mike Bost of Illinois also offered his thoughts, saying in part, "Speaker Pelosi and the Washington Democrats are rushing to the cliff’s edge on impeachment and preparing to jump with blindfolds on." 

He goes on to say the American people are tired of impeachment talk and are more interested in jobs, better trade deals and an end to the opioid crisis.

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