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Where they stand: How Arizona’s congressional delegation views impeachment

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Trump face one of the most consequential chapters of his presidency in public impeachment hearings.

By Ronald J. Hansen and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Arizona Republic  

As the House impeachment inquiry moved to public hearings about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, Arizona’s congressional delegation has largely made clear where they stand on issue.

Here’s what the state’s nine House members and two senators have said so far.

House Democrats

Rep. Tom O’Halleran: The former Chicago police detective and political moderate has struck a measured tone that isn’t surprising for a Democrat holding a district Trump carried in 2016.

He was the only Arizona House Democrat who didn’t already support an impeachment inquiry after the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“It is critical that we review any evidence related to alleged abuse of power and allow all parties involved to do the same,” O’Halleran said after voting to approve the inquiry’s process and rules. “I have always been an advocate for expanding transparency in all levels of our government.”

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