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Donald Trump is the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. In 2021, he was impeached for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. In 2020, he was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress related to a phone call made to the president of Ukraine.

NC's Rep. Adams Supports Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams said Republicans knew about possible fraud in their 2018 primary, but didn't report it.
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Congresswoman Alma Adams

As the impeachment inquiry into President Trump moves along in the U.S. House of Representatives, more Democrats including presidential candidates are backing the move by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Congresswoman Alma Adams representing the 12th District told WFAE she fully supports the impeachment proceedings. 

“I think the speaker has done the right things. She’s been very deliberate in her thinking and her strategy," Adams said. "We just can’t continue to turn our heads with this president doing the kinds of things he’s doing. As far as I’m concerned this is how gangstas act.”

Yesterday, the White House responded to the impeachment inquiry with the transcript of his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The president said he’s done nothing wrong. Adams feels differently.

“Now we see that from the notes that the White House released, it is concerning that the president did engage in behavior that undermines the integrity of our elections, the dignity of the office that he holds and puts our national security at risk.”

Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry on Tuesday accusing the president of violating the Constitution in seeking help from foreign powers to damage his political opponent Joe Biden. 

Trump has called the inquiry presidential harassment. At a press conference today he said what the Democrats are doing is quote "a disgrace.” 

Sarafina Wright is the "All Things Considered" producer for WFAE 90.7 Charlotte’s NPR Source. Before coming to WFAE, she worked as a political correspondent for EBONY.com, staff writer at the Washington Informer and editor-in-chief of the WI Bridge in Washington, DC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Howard University. When she's not writing professionally, Sarafina can be found blogging at www.sarafinasaid.com or hanging out with her book club, Charlotte West.