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Dems call for House to cancel recess to focus on impeachment

Democrats are calling on House leadership to cancel the upcoming recess in order to focus on the impeachment inquiry . One progressive has said, “Congress is about to leave for a two-week recess — we should not do that. We need to stay in Washington to work for the American people.” House leaders have said they’re not interested in canceling the break. Earlier this week, Pelosi announced formal impeachment inquiries into President Donald Trump . “I’m announcing that the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. I’m directing our six committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry,” Pelosi said in the announcement. The move comes after Donald Trump admitted to speaking with the Ukrainian president and suggesting he look into the Trump’s rival , Joseph Biden. As the New York Times points out, Pelosi’s announcement ends months of caution on the Democrat’s part, and signals a new aggressiveness against Trump. Trump admitted Sunday that he spoke with the Ukrainian government about Biden . “The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, was largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place, was largely the fact that we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son [contributing] to the corruption already in Ukraine,” he said. Several news publications called for Trump’s impeachment again, including The Talking Points Memo and The Washington Post. Senator Elizabeth Warren reiterated her own calls, calling Congress complicit before Pelosi’s announcement. Bill Weld, a Republican Party […]

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