Politics with Amy Walter: In Pursuit of Impeachment

September 27, 2019

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This week, President Donald Trump was accused of enlisting the President of Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Vice President Joe Biden. A whistleblower's complaint alleges that the White House tried to hide the transcript of the conversation between the two leaders.

For many, the allegations leveled against President Trump this week broke the dam. Several Democrats from purple districts who previously had not supported impeachment decided to back an impeachment inquiry announced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday. Shortly after, an unclassified version of the whistleblower's complaint was released and the acting Director of National Intelligence went before Congress. 

Purple-district Democrat, Rep. Colin Allred of Texas, joined Politics with Amy Walter to discuss what changed his mind on the impeachment inquiry. 

Guests:

Representative Colin Allred, Democrat, Texas-32

John Bresnahan, Congressional Bureau Chief for Politico

Margaret TaylorSenior Editor and Counsel at Lawfare

Doug Heye, Republican Strategist and CNN Contributor 

Joel PayneDemocratic Strategist and Former Aide to Harry Reid