PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)-- An Arizona Republican congresswoman accused Democrats of conducting a "witch hunt" to remove President Trump from office.

Trump now faces potential impeachment after revelations that he reached out to a foreign leader to dig up dirt on a political rival.

[VIDEO: Arizona's congressional members discuss Trump impeachment proceedings]

"I do think it’s a witch hunt, " Rep. Debbie Lesko said. "Once the whistle blower complaint turns out to be a flop then they'll try to find something else."

Lesko, who represents a strong Republican district in the West Valley, comes as early polls show public opinions on impeaching and removing the president from office are shifting.

In August, a Monmouth University poll showed 35 percent of voters supported impeachment.

But a poll released today by Monmouth shows support for impeachment now stands as 44 percent, a nine point increase in just over a month.

The poll reveals most voters are not ready to boot Trump out of office, but Congressman Ruben Gallego, D-Arizona, hasn't changed his mind, and rejected Lesko's characterization that this is a "witch hunt.'

"Look if you take the president's words, his own memo, he clearly acted in an impeachable manner," Gallego said.

 


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