Democrat clarifies support for impeachment after saying ‘I don’t see the value’ in removing Trump from office

(CNN)Michigan Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence said Tuesday she remains supportive of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry following comments over the weekend in which she said she preferred censuring Trump to impeaching and removing him from office. On Tuesday, Lawrence’s office put out a statement affirming her support for impeachment. “I was an early supporter for impeachment in 2017,” she said in the statement. “The House Intelligence Committee followed a very thorough process in holding hearings these past two weeks. The information they revealed confirmed that this President has abused the power of his office, therefore I continue to support impeachment. However, I am very concerned about Senate Republicans and the fact that they would find this behavior by the President acceptable.” …