SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington and North Idaho politicians are reacting to an announcement by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who said she would open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. 

The announcement comes after news reports that President Trump asked the government of Ukraine to investigate the family of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden for his own benefit.

Pelosi said in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that the president's actions "seriously violated the Constitution" and that "no one is above the law."

The president reacted on Twitter, calling impeachment a "witch hunt" and "Presidential Harassment."

The office of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee shared the following statement with KREM's Seattle sister station on his behalf, “The governor absolutely supports the move given a long pattern of offenses by this president. As the governor has said, 'The president cannot go on unabated. It’s time to act.'”  

KREM reached out to senators and representatives from eastern Washington and North Idaho for their reactions.

Author: Ian Smay, KREM staff

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