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Another Democrat backs impeachment probe.

Byline: Marni Pyke mpyke@dailyherald.com

U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Schaumburg Democrat, on Monday joined a growing list of suburban congressional representatives supporting an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.

"I feel strongly that no president should be impeached unless clear, substantial evidence of illegal behavior exists to sustain a conviction in the Senate," Krishnamoorthi said.

"That said, we have now come to a point where we must engage in an investigation to not only expose wrongdoing and prevent it from happening again, but also to determine whether the current president engaged in behavior meriting the beginning of impeachment proceedings."

Suburban Democrats have evolved in their positions regarding an impeachment investigation.

Last week, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood of Naperville and U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield issued separate statements saying they backed an impeachment inquiry.

Schneider, Underwood and U.S. Rep. Sean Casten of Downers Grove are all Democrats in swing districts. Casten called for an impeachment inquiry June 20.

Trump has dismissed impeachment talk, and any action by the House is expected to die in the Senate.

On May 31, Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley of Chicago, whose district stretches into the suburbs, came out in favor of an impeachment inquiry, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Evanston followed suit on June 19.

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