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Kuster, Pappas support impeachment proceedings against Trump 

  • Executive Councilor Chris Pappas is seen during a meeting at the State House on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz

  • Congresswoman Annie Kuster sits in on a roundtable discussion at SoClean in Peterborough Thursday held by the Contoocook Valley Board of Realtors about New Hampshire's aging population, how to attract young people to the Granite State, the current tight housing market and the need for affordable housing and about how all these issues affect growing businesses. Staff photo by Meghan Pierce

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Andrew Harnik

By Associated Press
Published: 9/25/2019 2:55:18 PM

Two members of New Hampshire’s Democratic congressional delegation welcomed plans to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Democratic Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, both of whom previously supported an impeachment inquiry, said Tuesday they supported House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that a formal impeachment inquiry would be launched. Both said Trump should be investigated following allegations that he pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate the family of former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden.

Kuster said the allegations against Trump were “very serious” and “if true, threatens our democracy.” She also said Congress should review a whistleblower complaint that partly involves Trump’s interaction with the Ukrainian leader.

Pappas, meanwhile, said the inquiry allows Congress “to put all the facts on the table so we can proceed expeditiously to protect national security and our democracy.”

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