Alaska lawmakers react to Pelosi announcement of official impeachment inquiry of President Trump
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the House is moving forward with
Pelosi made the announcement Tuesday from the speaker's office at the Capitol saying "no one is above the law."
The move puts the Democratic speaker's stamp on the investigations that have been underway in the House.
Calls for an impeachment inquiry have intensified following reports that Trump may have sought a foreign government's help in his reelection bid.
Pelosi says the president "must be held accountable."
President Donald Trump is reacting swiftly to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that the Democratic-controlled House is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.
Trump notes that Pelosi's announcement comes as he meets Tuesday with world leaders at the United Nations. He's tweeting that "the Democrats purposely had to ruin and demean it with more breaking news Witch Hunt garbage. So bad for our Country!"
Calls for an impeachment inquiry have intensified following reports that Trump may have sought a foreign government's help in his reelection bid. Trump insists he has done nothing wrong. He said he'll release a transcript of his phone call with Ukraine's president.
Trump tweets: "They never even saw the transcript of the call. A total Witch Hunt!"
Congressman Don Young released the following statement:
Sen. Dan Sullivan also released a statement calling an impeachment "partisan investigations."
Sen. Lisa Murkowski was more reserved in her assessment, saying that she would reserve judgment.
Casey Steinau, Chair of the Alaska Democratic Party had this to say about the announcement: