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Yarmuth: Great 'Drum Beat' in US for Trump's Impeachment

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House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky. (Bill Clark/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 22 May 2019 11:09 AM

There is a "great drum beat" in the United States for House Democrats to hold President Donald Trump accountable for his actions, House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., said Wednesday, adding that far more Democrats support his impeachment than has been reported.

"I think the number is higher of those who would support impeachment but haven't decided to go public yet," Rep. Yarmuth told CNN's "New Day." "I think a growing majority of our caucus believes that impeachment is going to be inevitable, but they also believe that we need to pursue the investigations that are going on."

Yarmuth has called for impeachment and said Wednesday that if Congress waits until fall to begin its investigations aimed at an inquiry, that will be late, as it would put the actual proceedings into an election year.

He also disagreed Americans are more interested in Congress focusing on issues such as healthcare, saying that in his district, "all I hear is people saying to me, 'we need to get rid of Donald Trump,' And I don't live in an ultraliberal district."

But with Trump, there is an "existential threat" to the nation's Democracy, Yarmuth said.

"We have, in my opinion, an existential threat to our democratic system, and he sits in the White House," Yarmuth said.

He added he does not think he and others wanting impeachment are "that far off" with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the matter.

"I think she fully understands that her caucus understands that impeachment is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when," Yarmuth said.

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Saying there are far more Democrats supporting impeachment than has been reported, House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., said there is a "great drum beat" in the United States for House Democrats to hold President Donald Trump accountable.
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