Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb applauded the announcement Tuesday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Kleeb is further calling for Nebraska voters to send a clean slate of representatives to Washington, D.C. who will stand against corruption:
“Trump’s questionable, immoral and possibly illegal behavior has been well-documented for years, and nothing has changed since he moved into the White House,” Kleeb said. “While President Trump is abusing power the Congressional Republicans from Nebraska are silent. Worst of all, Bacon, Fortenberry, Smith and Sasse are embracing Trump’s endorsement despite his reckless and corrupt behavior. We invite Nebraska voters of all political stripes to join us in pushing for a clean slate of the representatives we send to DC who care about fairness and justice.”
Pelosi made the announcement after meeting Tuesday afternoon with the six committee chairs who have led investigations of Trump, which was followed by a broader meeting of all House Democrats.
Calls for impeachment increased in recent days after reports that Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Biden and his son.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the Intelligence Committee chairman, earlier this month revealed the existence of a secret whistle-blower complaint that the intelligence community’s internal watchdog had deemed “urgent” and credible but that the Trump administration had refused to share with Congress.
That complaint has not been shared with lawmakers, but news reports have said Trump froze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine while pressuring Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son.