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Charlotte Congresswoman Alma Adams Says She Supports Impeachment Inquiry

Democratic U.S. Rep Alma Adams of Charlotte said she will run for reelection in Charlotte, even if a new Democratic-friendly Congressional district is created in Greensboro.
David Boraks
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Democratic Congresswoman Alma Adams, who represents most of Mecklenburg County, said Friday that she supports an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

“The president has demonstrated a clear disregard for the rule of law and he must be held accountable," Adams said in a statement. "Impeachment is not off the table. However, before we move forward the American people deserve all the facts. That is why I support an impeachment inquiry. Congress has a sacred responsibility to obtain the information necessary to determine the next steps.”

NBC News reports that Adams is one of 52 Democratic members in the House who support moving forward with impeachment proceedings. One Republican member of the House, Justin Amash of Michigan, has said he supports an impeachment inquiry.

On Thursday, Congressman G.K. Butterfield, who represents North Carolina's 1st Congressional District in the northeast part of the state, said he is prepared to vote to impeach President Trump.

“I am prepared to vote for an impeachment inquiry and based on the evidence before me now, I am prepared to vote for the impeachment and removal of this president," Butterfield wrote on Facebook. 

Butterfield's statement came after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's comments earlier this week about his investigation into the 2016 presidential election. Mueller addressed the possibility that the president had obstructed justice, and said, "If we had had confidence that President Trump clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so."

In the 9th Congressional District special election, Democratic candidate Dan McCready said he does not support impeachment. 

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