Wisconsin's Democratic Rep. Kind supports Trump probe

Published: Sep. 25, 2019 at 9:48 AM CDT
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he supports investigating a whistleblower's complaint about a phone call President Donald Trump made that has resulted in a formal impeachment inquiry.

Kind stopped short of saying he supports impeachment. Wisconsin's two other Democratic members of Congress, Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan, have long backed impeachment.

None of Wisconsin's four congressional Republicans have said they support impeachment over the president's call to the president of Ukraine and the discussion of investigating former Vice President Biden and his son.

Kind says in a statement Wednesday that reports of Trump's call are "extremely concerning."

Kind says Congress must investigate claims made in the whistleblower's report. He says "no one is above the law -- not even the president."

Kind is from La Crosse and represents a western Wisconsin district that Trump won in 2016 by 4 points.