Majority of Connecticut House members back impeachment

December 10, 2019 GMT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The majority of Connecticut’s all-Democratic delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives plans to support articles of impeachment announced Tuesday against Republican President Donald Trump.

Both U.S. Reps. John Larson and Rosa DeLauro announced Tuesday they will vote in favor of the two charges: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Jim Himes told The Associated Press earlier this month, before the specific articles had been announced, that the congressman would vote to impeach the president.

Messages were left seeking comment with representatives of Connecticut’s two remaining U.S. House members, Reps. Joe Courtney and Jahana Hayes, to see if they also support the articles of impeachment.


DeLauro said in a written statement that she has been reluctant to pursue impeachment. But she said Trump’s “unchecked efforts to get foreign powers to intervene in the next presidential election and unchecked attempts to block any investigation by the U.S. Congress left me with no choice.”

Larson said in a written statement that he believes the evidence presented so far “has made it clear” there’s been an abuse of power and obstruction of a co-equal branch of government, the U.S. Congress.