Congresswoman comes out in favor of impeaching Trump

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico said Sunday afternoon that she plans to vote to impeach President Donald Trump, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

In a statement, Torres Small, who represents a district in the southern part of the state, said she believes “impeachment is the necessary response.”

“We cannot allow any President of either party to abuse the power of the highest office, jeopardizing our country’s national security in the process, to pressure foreign leaders to conduct investigations against political rivals,” Torres Small said. “We also cannot allow any President to obstruct Congress’ power to investigate impeachable offenses by prohibiting White House and other administration officials from testifying or providing evidence. I must act to protect our national security, our Constitution, and the integrity of our elections.”

Democrats expect support for impeachment from all but a few of their members, No Republicans are expected to join them. The vote is expected to take place on Wednesday.