Demings, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said during an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” that “it’s pretty clear” Trump “tried to coerce a foreign country.”
“I do believe the president dangerously abused his oath of office and his executive powers,” she said.
When asked why Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has not called a House vote, Demings said the representatives are trying to “conduct a very methodical and very thorough investigation” in trying to make a “very, very important, historic” decision.
“This past 10 days has been painful for members of the House on both sides of the committee,” she told Wallace. “Obviously, it’s been painful for the Senate, even though too many senators are quiet on this issue.”
Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry into the president following reports of a call in which Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart to “look into” former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and his son. Days before the call, Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine, prompting questions about whether the exchange involved a quid pro quo.
The president has since also asked China to investigate the Bidens.