Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) is refuting claims that he is the first House Republican to support an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, clarifying that he supports the oversight process, not impeachment.
While speaking with local media outlets last week, the Nevada congressman reportedly expressed concern over Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Let’s put it through the process and see what happens. I’m a big of oversight, so let’s let the committees get to work and see where it goes,” Amodei said at the time. “Using government agencies to — if it’s proven — to put your finger on the scale of an election, I don’t think that’s right. If it turns out that it’s something along those lines, then there’s a problem.”
I now have a full appreciation of how the President feels. My full statement here: https://t.co/DhZV6DUztl— RepMarkAmodei (@MarkAmodeiNV2) September 27, 2019
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Amodei, although denying supporting impeachment, has stated that he does support the process and finding all of the facts surrounding the process.
Following Amodei’s exchange with reporters, the Nevada Independent swiftly published an article stating that Amodei supports the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, making him the first member of the Republican caucus to do so (Michigan Rep. Justin Amash is also on board with impeachment but identifies as an “independent”).