Peters: Impeachment talk swirling on Capitol Hill

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — After U.S. Rep. Justin Amash suggested that President Donald Trump be impeached, the conversation in Washington seems to be focused on whether Congress will take action.

“Certainly a lot of that discussion is happening,” U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Township, said Wednesday. “I’ll say less of it is happening in the Senate because it’s up to the House to determine whether or not they move for impeachment, but I think you certainly see more folks talking about the need to continue to investigate aspects of the Mueller report. That report certainly raised a whole host of questions.”

Amash, of Grand Rapids, was the first and so far only Republican to say Trump’s actions during special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling were “impeachable.” 

When House Democrats met Wednesday, part of their conversation was about what to do in terms of articles of impeachment. Their leaders have been restrained on the matter.

Impeachment of a president is rare. While articles have twice been referred from the House to the Senate, neither time resulted in the removal of the chief executive.

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