House Speaker Nancy Pelosi answered questions and pushed back on the need for an impeachment inquiry during her weekly news conference at the US Capitol. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

As Speaker Pelosi makes the case against opening an impeachment inquiry, here are the House members who support it.

A growing number of Democrats say they support opening an impeachment inquiry for President Donald Trump — at Vox’s latest count, 112 of the 235 Democratic House members (plus independent Rep. Justin Amash, who recently broke with the Republican Party).

But the fundamental dynamics in the House haven’t changed: These members are still being met with resistance from the majority of the House Democratic caucus and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi is still focused on continuing to put pressure on the Trump administration through committee investigations, and many House Democrats are falling in line behind her.

A potential impeachment inquiry is now about much more than the Russia investigation or the Mueller report (although that’s a significant part of it). It’s based on Democrats’ deep concern about the Trump administration issuing a blanket denial to congressional subpoenas and obstructing lawmakers’ investigations at every turn. Pro-impeachment inquiry Democrats believe the Trump White House must be held accountable for continuing to flout the US Constitution and think an impeachment inquiry would help Congress gather more facts by compelling Trump to comply with those subpoenas.

The movement could also get a boost from special counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming July 24 testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. A number of House Democrats came out in favor of an inquiry after Mueller’s rare public statement in late May.

Several members across the political spectrum have settled on it as their preferred course of action, but other members of the Democratic caucus have expressed doubts that an inquiry would boost their legal case. They argue the Trump administration will still try to fight an inquiry in the courts, where Democrats are embroiled in other legal battles and winning some of their subpoena cases.

Pro-inquiry Democrats recognize their numbers are still not enough to convince leadership. A high-profile advocate for impeachment, Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen (a member of House Judiciary), told Vox recently that his group is in the minority of House Democrats.

“We’re getting closer, but there’s still a pretty good gap,” Cohen said. “Probably three-to-one … against going forward. And a lot of this is because of Speaker Pelosi. There’s a reason her name is speaker.”

Pelosi laid out her stance against opening an impeachment inquiry in detail at a June press conference. Pelosi’s main argument was that even though House Democrats know an inquiry is a more limited first step to get information, the public will perceive it as an aggressive move toward impeachment. She reiterated her stance that Democrats need to build an airtight case before they go down that path.

“They think you get impeached, you’re gone,” Pelosi told reporters. “And that is completely not true. When you get impeached, it’s an indictment. So when you’re impeaching somebody, you want to make sure you have the strongest possible indictment, because it’s not the means to the end people think.”

Here’s the full list of House members who support an impeachment inquiry so far

Here’s a list of House members — 105 Democrats and one Independent — who are in favor of an impeachment inquiry. Vox has noted which of these members are on the House Judiciary Committee, which would be responsible for launching an impeachment inquiry. Chairs of other committees are also noted.

  1. Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)
  2. Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA)
  3. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
  4. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA)
  5. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
  6. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
  7. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA)
  8. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
  9. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)
  10. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA)
  11. Rep. André Carson (D-IN)
  12. Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL)
  13. Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-TX)
  14. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) (House Judiciary Committee member)
  15. Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) (vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus)
  16. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)
  17. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
  18. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO)
  19. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), (House Judiciary Committee member)
  20. Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO)
  21. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)
  22. Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) (House Judiciary Committee member)
  23. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) (Chairman of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
  24. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)
  25. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA)
  26. Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) (House Judiciary Committee member)
  27. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA)
  28. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
  29. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA)
  30. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)
  31. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) (House Judiciary Committee member)
  32. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)
  33. Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA)
  34. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH)
  35. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)
  36. Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA)
  37. Rep. Jesús García (D-IL)
  38. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) (vice chair, House Judiciary Committee)
  39. Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA)
  40. Rep. Al Green (D-TX)
  41. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) (chair, Natural Resources Committee)
  42. Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA)
  43. Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)
  44. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT)
  45. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA)
  46. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) (House Judiciary Committee member)
  47. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)
  48. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA)
  49. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) (chief deputy whip of House Democratic Caucus)
  50. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
  51. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)
  52. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)
  53. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA)
  54. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)
  55. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  56. Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI)
  57. Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA)
  58. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) (House Judiciary Committee member)
  59. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)
  60. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ)
  61. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
  62. Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)
  63. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
  64. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) (chair, House Rules Committee)
  65. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)
  66. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)
  67. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA)
  68. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) (House Judiciary Committee member)
  69. Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA)
  70. Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) (House Judiciary Committee member)
  71. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ)
  72. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
  73. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)
  74. Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH)
  75. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)
  76. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ)
  77. Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA)
  78. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
  79. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)
  80. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA)
  81. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)
  82. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)
  83. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) (House Judiciary Committee member)
  84. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY)
  85. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) (House Judiciary Committee member)
  86. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE)
  87. Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA)
  88. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
  89. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)
  90. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
  91. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
  92. Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA)
  93. Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY)
  94. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA)
  95. Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)
  96. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)
  97. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
  98. Rep. Greg Stanton (D-AZ) (House Judiciary Committee member)
  99. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) (chair, House Homeland Security Committee)
  100. Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV)
  101. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)
  102. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)
  103. Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA)
  104. Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA)
  105. Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA)
  106. Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX)
  107. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) (chair, House Committee on Small Business)
  108. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) (chair, House Financial Services Committee)
  109. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
  110. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)
  111. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA)
  112. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) (chair, House Budget Committee)
  113. Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI)

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