As Numbers Steadily Tick Up, Pro-Impeachment Dems In Striking Distance Of Majority

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered a range of questions including co... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered a range of questions including comments on a recent flap with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more progressive members of the House Democratic caucus. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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With a few more House Democrats switching to team pro-impeachment this weekend, their ranks have swelled to 107 members — only 11 short of the majority of the caucus.

According to Politico, House members also got a boost from a colleague in the other chamber, as Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) issued an endorsement of the effort.

Pro-impeachment Democrats hope that the symbolic threshold of clinching the majority of the caucus will ramp up the pressure on Democratic leadership to get on board.

The House is currently out of session on an extended summer recess, where hearing from constituents back in members’ home districts may move the needle on the issue even further.

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