Dem McConnell Challenger Backs Impeachment Inquiry

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports:

Former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath, a Democratic candidate and potential opponent for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020, endorsed the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Friday. The House opened the impeachment inquiry against Trump Tuesday, days after finding out Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate a political rival, former vice president Joe Biden.

Earlier in the week, McGrath said if the allegations against Trump were true, it was a “disgraceful betrayal of the oath of office” and demanded immediate action, but she stopped short of calling for impeachment proceedings. Her stance hardened after a week of new revelations, including a rough readout of Trump’s conversation with the president of Ukraine and the report of a whistleblower in the intelligence community who brought attention to the call.