Members of Congress from Arizona react to announcement of Trump impeachment inquiry

Members of Congress from Arizona are reacting to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Pelosi made the announcement Tuesday from the speaker's office at the Capitol saying "no one is above the law." 

Arizona Congressman Greg Stanton says the U.S. House “has a duty” to move toward impeaching President Donald Trump.

Greg Stanton (file)

A statement released Tuesday by the Phoenix Democrat went far beyond his prior support for an impeachment inquiry. Stanton now says that a growing “mountain of credible evidence” shows Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.

Stanton says lawmakers took an oath to protect the Constitution, and history will judge whether they have the courage to uphold the rule of law.

Stanton spoke out as a growing number of Democrats call for Congress to begin an impeachment investigation. Democrats have been alarmed by a summer phone call Trump had with Ukraine’s president, which came to Congress’ attention through a whistleblower complaint.

Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democratic lawmaker, also issued a statement on the impeachment inquirement.

On the GOP camp, Rep. Debbie Lesko issued a statement on the announcement of an impeachment inquiry.

Rep. Debbie Lesko (file)

Trump has insisted he’s done nothing wrong.

The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.