Majority of House Democrats now favour impeaching Trump

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The majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives are in favor of starting impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump.

Over the weekend Salud Carbajal, a lawmaker from California, became the 118th Democrat to call for the process to begin.

In a statement, he called Trump's behavior "criminal," saying "our nation has seen and heard things from this president that have no place in our democracy.”

Carbajal's stance means the Democrats now have a total of 118 members in the House of Representatives who are for impeachment. 

However it's still well short of the 218  votes needed to approve a resolution.

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