NEW YORK CITY, NY — More New York City lawmakers have thrown support behind impeachment proceedings for President Donald Trump amid allegations that he asked a foreign government to dig up dirt on one of his election rivals.
Reps. Tom Suozzi and Gregory Meeks, both moderate Democrats representing parts of Queens, become the latest Big Apple representatives on Tuesday to declare support for impeachment proceedings after reports that Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine as he urged that country’s leader to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son.
That meant all but two members city’s House of Representatives delegation said the chamber should move to impeach Trump, a Republican, as pressure mounted for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to do so. Brooklyn Rep. Hakeem Jeffries had not taken a definitive position on the issue, while Rep. Max Rose of Staten Island firmly opposed impeachment.
Support for impeachment has grown among House Democrats over the past week as news reports have detailed Trump’s efforts to press Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Biden — who is running to be Trump’s opponent in the 2020 presidential election — and his son, Hunter Biden, who worked for the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.