According to a new count of the House Democrats publicly calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, the number has grown after the Mueller hearings to 101 members.
On July 18, the number of Democrats calling for impeachment came to 91 according to the Washington Post.
A week later, after the Mueller hearings, the CNN count of Democrats calling for impeachment comes to 101 House members.
There is also one former Republican, Independent Justin Amash (Mich.) who said he would back impeachment.
This is still far short of the 218 needed to impeach in the House.
The president and his allies have triumphantly declared that impeachment is now over after Democrats failed to pass a motion and the Mueller hearings did not manifest the “smoking gun” many had hoped for.
The Democratic leadership has made it clear that the option is still on the table, even if it appears unlikely after the disappointing hearings. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) snapped at a CNN reporter after he suggested that she would not back impeachment if there was no chance of garnering the support of the Senate to remove the president.
“I have never long said that!” she interrupted forcefully.
“If we have a case for impeachment, that’s the place we will have to go. The fact that, why I would like to have a strong case is because I don’t, it’s because it’s based on the facts, the facts and the law,” she continued.
“That’s what matters,” Pelosi concluded “Not politics, not partisanship, just patriotism.”
Here’s the latest on impeachment:
Democrats take new step toward impeachment