As the roll call of members of the House of Representatives who support impeachment against President Donald Trump slowly inches upward, two of that number are the representatives from New Hampshire – Democrats Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas.
As of Aug. 22, that makes 127 Democratic representatives out of a total House membership of 435 who have called for opening a formal inquiry by the House, according to Politico. None of the House Republicans are currently supporting impeachment proceedings.
Polls suggest that New Hampshire House members Kuster and Pappas are way ahead of their constituents when it comes to impeachment of the president, the publication Inside Sources reports.
At the end of July, Morning Consult released a poll showing only 37 percent of Americans backing impeachment. An NBC-WSJ poll from the first week of August found just 21 percent support impeachment, while 50 percent of respondents want the Russia inquiry to come to an end, Inside Sources said.
“Annie Kuster and Congressional Democrats are free to waste their time as they see fit on pointless witch-hunts and endless obstruction,” Republican National Committee spokesperson Nina McLaughlin told NHJournal. “While they play partisan games, President Trump will continue to win for all Americans.”
New Hampshire's senators, Democrats Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Maggie Hassan, have no come out in favor of an impeachment effort.
“Impeachment is a grave step that should not be taken lightly,” Sen. Hassan said in a statement in July. “I am not convinced that initiating an impeachment inquiry is the best course of action at this time.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi seems no closer to announcing a House vote on impeachment of the President. “We will proceed when we have what we need to proceed, not one day sooner,” Pelosi said in a statement this month.