Days before the House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment brought against President Donald Trump, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., announced Sunday afternoon that 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, who represents the 2nd Congressional District, wrote in a statement. “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.”
Torres Small was one of the last House Democrats to come out in favor of an impeachment investigation.
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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.