Majority of House Democrats now favour impeaching Trump


The majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives are in favor of starting impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump.

Over the weekend Salud Carbajal, a lawmaker from California, became the 118th Democrat to call for the process to begin.

In a statement, he called Trump's behavior "criminal," saying "our nation has seen and heard things from this president that have no place in our democracy.”

Carbajal's stance means the Democrats now have a total of 118 members in the House of Representatives who are for impeachment. 

However it's still well short of the 218  votes needed to approve a resolution.

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