Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Phil Scott Is First G.O.P. Governor to Back Impeachment Inquiry Advertisement Supported by Mr. Scott, a moderate from Vermont who has broken with President Trump in the past, said he hoped the House would go “wherever the facts lead.” ByMaggie Astor Sept. 26, 2019, 6:54 p.m. ET Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont on Thursday endorsed the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, becoming the first Republican governor to do so. Mr. Scott’s announcement, at a news conference, was carefully calibrated. He did not say that he believed Mr. Trump should be impeached, much less removed from office. He said only that Congress should examine the full whistle-blower report, and that it was appropriate for the House to proceed with the inquiry that Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday. “I think the inquiry is important, yes, and where it leads from here is going to be driven by the facts that are established,” he said. His remarks at the news conference mirrored a statement his office released beforehand, in which he said he supported the opening of an inquiry but also added: “Most realize… Read full this story
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