(CBS4) – Colorado lawmakers are playing a role in the formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Jason Crow

Rep. Jason Crow (credit: CBS)

Rep. Jason Crow, who represents Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, is among a group of Democrats who used a Washington Post op-ed to call on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch the inquiry. He said on Tuesday that there is a lot of urgency surrounding the investigation of a whistleblower’s complaint about a phone call President Donald Trump made to the president of Ukraine and the discussion of investigating former Vice President Biden and his son. (Read the transcript of the phone call.)

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“The inspector general, this is the individual who is in change of conducting investigations for the entire intelligence committee, has already made a legal determination that under U.S. law, Congress should see this complaint. He made that determination a while ago, the administration has been blocking the release of it,” Crow said.

Rep. Diane DeGette, a Democrat who represents Colorado’s 1st Congressional District, and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat who represents Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, both sent out statements on Tuesday saying they also support the impeachment inquiry.

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Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican and Colorado’s junior senator, said he supports having access to the whistleblower letter, but that he doesn’t support an inquiry.

“Starting an impeachment inquiry to appease the far-left is something the majority of Americans do not support and will sharply divide the country,” he said in a statement.

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