Democrat Rep Ben Ray Luján has officially backed the impeachment of Donald Trump.
The push to remove the president from office gained momentum on Monday after the No. 4 House Democrat announced support for an impeachment investigation into Donald Trump.
Ben Ray Luján, a close ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is the highest-ranking House Democrat to back impeachment thus far. The New Mexico Democrat, who currently serves as assistant speaker, is running to fill an open Senate seat in his home state next year.
“I support moving forward with an impeachment inquiry, which will continue to uncover the facts for the American people and hold this president accountable,” Luján said in a statement Monday, citing the findings from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report released this spring.
“What is evident is that President Trump is abdicating his responsibility to defend our nation from Russian attacks and is putting his own personal and political interests ahead of the American people.”
Although Luján is leaving the House next year, his decision to back impeachment could still put significant pressure on other rising Democrats to either come out in favor or explain why they remain opposed to the idea.
The highest-ranking Latino in Congress, Luján is the 127th House Democrat to back impeachment proceedings, according to a POLITICO tally. He is also one of more than two dozen Democrats to announce support for opening an impeachment inquiry into removing Trump from office since the House decamped for a six-week break in late July.
The reason this matters to me at all is that he is a “close ally” of Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi is yet to come out in support of impeachment even though the far-left base is pushing for it. Obviously, Pelosi wants Trump to be impeached. The entire narrative they push is to lead to impeachment.
With the number 4 house Democrat officially backing impeachment it is only a matter of time before Nancy publicly does as well.
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