A dozen House Democrats call on EU ambassador to resign amid Ukraine scandal | TheHill – The Hill

A dozen House Democrats are calling on Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland to resign amid the developing Ukraine controversy.

Twelve representatives responded to an NBC News survey for Democratic House members by saying Sondland should resign, while others said they would wait until after he testifies on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to make a decision.

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“These text messages are deeply troubling. Mr. Sondland has lost credibility and must resign,” Connolly said to NBC News. 

Others such as Reps. Jan SchakowskyJanice (Jan) Danoff SchakowskyThe 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh’s impeachment Is Congress too afraid to fight Big Pharma? Democrats rally behind incumbents as Lipinski takes liberal fire MORE (Ill.), Yvette ClarkeYvette Diane ClarkeParkland survivor Lauren Hogg implores Congress to do more on school shootings Inside the progressive hunt for vulnerable House Democrats Hillicon Valley: DOJ opens tech antitrust probe | Facebook, Amazon set lobbying records | Barr attacks encryption as security risk | NSA to create new cybersecurity arm MORE (N.Y.) and Diana DeGetteDiana Louise DeGetteFDA under pressure to move fast on vaping Lawmakers criticize EPA draft rule for curbing rights to challenge pollution permits Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment MORE (Colo.) said the ambassador should resign if the allegations are true, NBC News reported.

“If these allegations are true, anyone complicit in the president’s alleged attempts to pressure a foreign leader into interfering with our election should be removed from office immediately,” DeGette said to NBC News.

Sondland is set to appear for a scheduled House deposition Tuesday. 

The whistleblower report that launched an impeachment inquiry in the House mentioned that Sondland, who was appointed by the president, tried to help urge Ukraine to investigate the president’s political opponents.

The report details Trump’s July phone call with the Ukrainian president asking him to “look into” former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump associates pressured Ukraine over gas firm in order to benefit allies: report Trump praises Woodward, slams other journalists over ‘Face the Nation’ segment Why Elizabeth Warren will fail to shine in her moment on the trail MORE and Biden’s son. 

Text messages between Sondland and top Ukrainian embassy official William Taylor made public last week show that top U.S. diplomats worked to carry out Trump’s desire for the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens.

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