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All House Democrats from Pa. back impeachment inquiry

The Associated Press
FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa. A longtime congressional stronghold for Republicans, Pennsylvania is emerging in dramatic fashion as a source of hope for Democrats in their quest to take control of the U.S. House in November's mid-term elections. This week cemented Democratic victories in two key battles: Republicans dropped talk of legal challenges to Lamb's improbable victory in a special election in southwestern Pennsylvania and federal courts rejected two GOP lawsuits seeking to block a state court-drawn map of more competitive districts.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

HARRISBURG – All nine Pennsylvania Democrats in the U.S. House now say they support Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s move to open impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb of suburban Pittsburgh on Friday joined the eight other Pennsylvania Democrats in the chamber saying they support it.

Earlier in the week, U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright of northeastern Pennsylvania, Susan Wild of Allentown and Chrissy Houlahan of Chester County joined the ranks, too. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Gov. Tom Wolf, both Democrats, also say they support it.

None of Pennsylvania’s 10 Republicans in Congress, including U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, have said they support the impeachment probe spurred by an intelligence whistleblower’s complaint over Trump prodding Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Reps. Lloyd Smucker and Scott Perry, both Republicans, have criticized the probe.