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Congressman Ted Deutch: We Need To Consider Impeaching Donald Trump

Andrew Harnik
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D Fla., asks questions of former special counsel Robert Mueller at a July 24 House Judiciary Committee hearing. Deutch says the committee should examine whether to recommend impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Congressman Ted Deutch, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Thursday he supports an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, citing “substantial evidence” that the president obstructed justice.

A formal vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry isn’t necessary, Deutch said, arguing that the Judiciary Committee’s examination of presidential conduct means an impeachment investigation effectively is already underway.

In a column Deutch wrote for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Deutch explained how he is approaching the issue after last week’s public hearings where the former special counsel examining Russian meddling in the 2016 election testified before the Judiciary Committee.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.