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Ron Kind: Trump Impeachment Should Be ‘Last Resort’

Democratic Cogressman Says He Supports House Investigation

U.S. Representative Ron Kind
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he supports investigating President Donald Trump but impeachment and removal from office should be a “last resort.”

Kind made the comments Thursday in an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio.

Kind said the House is right to investigate a whistleblower’s complaint that Trump was pushing Ukraine’s leader into opening an investigation of a company connected to the son of Trump’s potential 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden. It is illegal to solicit or receive foreign help in a U.S. election.

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Kind called the allegations “extremely serious” and said he wants to gather all the facts before saying whether impeachment is proper. That is a similar position to Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, who represents the Madison area. Wisconsin’s other Democratic House member, Gwen Moore, says she would vote to impeach.

Kind said what Trump is accused of is unlawful, unconstitutional and unpatriotic.