Currently, 215 of the 235 House Democrats, as well as over a dozen senators, have backed the inquiry. This includes nine of the ten LGBTQ members of Congress: Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN), Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH), Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).
Several of the LGBTQ legislators took to Twitter to discuss their decision to back the inquiry.
The president may have forsaken his duty to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution – but I haven't. I'm going to do what is right here and find out what the heck happened. That's what this inquiry is about. pic.twitter.com/4Yn8sxzGym
The memo released by the White House confirms the President placed personal interests over national security. We must hold the integrity of our electoral process above all else, put country over politics, & address the corruption threatening our democracy.https://t.co/RUwtdhqDTE
Today, I am announcing my support for formally launching impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. I cannot ignore the call to defend our institutions, to safeguard our democratic norms, and to stand up for our democracy. Watch my full statement: pic.twitter.com/RyNL9SArbH
However, notably missing from the list is Sinema. When questioned about whether she supported the impeachment by the Arizona Republic, she “did not explicitly say whether she supports or opposes the inquiry.”
Sinema told the paper that she believes “Congress must be given complete access to the whistleblower’s report and transcript as required by law.”
The only bisexual senator has often been described as a “moderate Democrat,” as she was found to agree with Trump’s policies 54 percent of the time by FiveThirtyEight.