No. 3 Senate Democrat calls for House to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump

Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayDemocrats urge Rick Perry not to roll back lightbulb efficiency rules Biz groups say Warren labor plan would be disaster Freedom of the press under fire in Colorado MORE (D-Wash.), the No. 3 Senate Democrat, called for House Democrats to begin impeachment inquiries on Sunday. 

"I agree with my fellow members of the Washington delegation that, as we have learned about the gravity of the potential threats to our democracy identified in special counsel Mueller's report, it has become clear that the House should begin proceedings to determine whether the president's action necessitate impeachment," Murray said in a statement.

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Murray joins a growing number of Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry after Mueller testified on the findings outlined in his 448-page report last week during House committee hearings. 

Several Democratic members of Congress from the state of Washington, including Reps. Suzan DelBeneSuzan Kay DelBeneThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Association of Manufacturers - Trump, Congress draw battle lines on impeachment Lawmakers beat Capitol Police in Congressional Football Game Lawmakers mark anniversary of Martin Luther King 'I have a dream' speech MORE, Denny HeckDennis (Denny) Lynn HeckExclusive: Guccifer 2.0 hacked memos expand on Pennsylvania House races Heck enjoys second political wind Incoming lawmaker feeling a bit overwhelmed MORE, Derek KilmerDerek Christian KilmerHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to testify on Libra | Extremists find home on Telegram app | Warren blasts Facebook for not removing anti-Biden ad | California outlaws facial recognition in police body cameras | China rips US tech sanctions House Democrats introduce new legislation to combat foreign election interference Modernize Congress to make it work for the people MORE and Kim SchrierKimberly (Kim) Merle SchrierSwing-seat Democrats oppose impeachment, handing Pelosi leverage Second Democrat representing Trump district backs impeachment House Democrats inch toward majority support for impeachment MORE, came out in support of impeachment proceedings Sunday, bringing the total to 103, according to The Hill's whip list.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden on impeachment: 'I'm the only reason' it's happening Democrats to offer resolution demanding Trump reverse Syria decision Rand Paul calls for probe of Democrats over Ukraine letter MORE (D-Calif.) has resisted impeachment and has not changed her approach following Mueller's testimony.