U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing), the No. 4 Democrat in the Senate, on Monday said she backs an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
The news was first reported on Twitter Monday by Politico reporter Burgess Everett. A Stabenow spokeswoman confirmed to the Advance Monday evening the reporting.
In a statement, Stabenow said Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference raised serious concerns about Trump.
“The Mueller report describes extremely serious
Stabenow is the fifth federal Democratic lawmaker of nine representing Michigan to support impeachment hearings. U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) has led the fight. Others on board are: U.S. Reps. Dan Kildee (D-Flint), Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield).
Another Michigan member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.), also backs an impeachment inquiry — something that led to such a deep rift with the GOP that he left the party.