For the first time, a majority of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are now “publicly backing an impeachment inquiry” into President Donald Trump.

As NPR reported Monday, they do not include Speaker Nancy Pelosi, nor Reps. Ed Case and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.

But support for impeachment is building. There are now 125 members backing impeachment, while 98 are not and 13 are “unclear.”

US Capitol House chambers Congress1. 6 june 2016
The U.S. House of Representatives. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

“The passing of this threshold will put more pressure on Pelosi to take action, and it’s notable that some of the newest public supporters of impeachment include close allies of the speaker’s,” said NPR. “The lawmakers who have announced their support for an impeachment inquiry in recent days include House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and House Ethics Committee Chair Ted Deutsch, D-Fla.”

Also on Monday, The Hill reported that Rep. Ben Ray Luján (N.M.), the No. 4 House Democrat, said that he’s supporting an impeachment inquiry — “making him the highest-ranking member” Pelosi’s leadership team to endorse the process.

The Hill’s report counts the number of reps in favor of impeachment at 123.

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