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Here are the Democrats who are pushing for Trump’s impeachment

More join chorus calling for impeachment after Mueller’s statement on his Russia investigation

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has cautioned her caucus that rushing into starting impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump could derail the party’s agenda in the House. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 5/31, 12:50 p.m.

More Democrats are backing impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III delivered a statement Wednesday on his report on investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Three presidential candidates — Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand joined the pro-impeachment caucus this week even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tried to quiet the growing call in her party.

Mueller said in a news conference Wednesday that while the Justice Department cannot indict the president, “the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting President of wrongdoing”: impeachment.

Twenty-seven Democrats voiced support for impeachment before Mueller’s resignation; at least 10 more backed impeachment by Thursday morning.  There are concerns among House Democratic leaders that impeachment could prove divisive and imperil Democrats in battleground districts next year. But some leaders in the caucus have pressed the speaker on the matter, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, the panel with jurisdiction over impeachment

Democrats who favor initiating impeachment proceedings point out it will strengthen their legal standing as they grapple with Trump’s resistance to their investigations, including his defiance of their subpoenas. Others say it is a constitutional duty of the legislative branch to properly oversee the executive. Here is our current count of Democratic House members who are pushing for impeachment:

Democrats in favor of initiating impeachment proceedings

  1. Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan
  2. Rep. Al Green of Texas
  3. Rep. Maxine Waters of California
  4. Rep. Val Demings of Florida
  5. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee
  6. Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island
  7. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico
  8. Rep. Ted Lieu of California
  9. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland
  10. Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin
  11. Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington
  12. Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas
  13. Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas
  14. Rep. Jared Huffman of California
  15. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pennsylvania
  16. Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado
  17. Rep. Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania
  18. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota
  19. Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado
  20. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon
  21. Rep. Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania
  22. Rep. Jackie Speier of California
  23. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York
  24. Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia
  25. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon
  26. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts
  27. Rep. Kathleen Rice of New York
  28. Sen. Kamala Harris of California
  29. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
  30. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
  31. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia of Illinois
  32. Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois
  33. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi
  34. Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota
  35. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Minnesota
  36. Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois
  37. Rep. Greg Stanton of Arizona
  38. Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina
  39. Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California
  40. Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois
  41. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier of California
  42. Rep. Anthony G. Brown of Maryland
  43. Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky
  44. Rep. Juan Vargas of California
  45. Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin
  46. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas
  47. Rep. Norma Torres of California
  48. Rep. Tom Malinowski of New Jersey

Emily Kopp and Lindsey McPherson contributed to this report

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