Vermont’s GOP Governor Phil Scott has officially come out in support of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
According to The Hill:
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has become the first Republican governor to come out in support of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
Scott told reporters on Wednesday that the House’s formal impeachment inquiry against Trump is “appropriate” and that Congress has a “solemn responsibility” to uphold the constitutional practice of checks and balances, The Associated Press reports.
He added that there are still many unknown details surrounding reports that Trump urged Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and the formal impeachment process “should not be taken lightly or abused.”
The Trump administration on Wednesday released five pages of the highly anticipated transcript of the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, with the memo showing Trump urging Zelensky to speak with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and “look into” his unsubstantiated allegations against Biden.
Scott is the first of the GOP governors who are outspoken against Trump to be in favor of the inquiry.