Here are the House Democrats who aren't backing Trump impeachment inquiry

The overwhelming majority of the House Democratic Caucus backs an impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE, but a handful have not lent their support.

There are now 227 Democrats in the 235-member caucus who are in favor of impeachment action of some kind.

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It would take 218 votes in the House to impeach Trump, and 67 votes in the GOP-controlled Senate to convict him.

Below are the eight House Democrats who have not publicly supported an impeachment inquiry. Asterisks indicate lawmakers representing congressional districts that Trump won in 2016.

The Hill has reached out to each lawmaker's office for comment.

 

Anthony Brindisi (N.Y.)*

Did not respond to a request for comment.

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Did not respond to a request for comment.

Jared Golden (Maine)*

Did not respond to a request for comment.

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“Congresswoman Horn takes the allegations seriously. She believes Congress and the American people deserve to know all of the facts before jumping to conclusions," said spokeswoman Chacey Schoeppel. "The whistleblower law calls for a process to determine what happened and when. The Congresswoman believe this process should be conducted in a detailed, methodical, and responsible manner before a Congressional inquiry is initiated."

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Did not respond to a request for comment.

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“If anyone thinks a partisan impeachment process would constrain President Trump, they are fooling themselves. Without significant bipartisan support, impeachment proceedings will be a lengthy and divisive action with no resolution," Peterson said in a statement.

"I believe it will be a failed process that will end up even further dividing our country and weakening our ability to act together on issues like passing [the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement], containing foreign threats and growing our economy," he added.

Xochitl Torres Small (N.M.)*

Did not respond to a request for comment.

Jefferson Van Drew (N.J.)*

Did not respond to a request for comment.

 

Updated on Oct. 4 at 5:09 p.m.