Patty Murray doesn’t typically make waves. But the low-key senator’s endorsement of an impeachment inquiry is doing exactly that in the Senate Democratic Caucus.

The No. 3 Senate Democrat threw her considerable political weight behind the impeachment question on Sunday afternoon, joining Washington State’s House Democrats in a surprise statement. And the No. 4 Senate Democrat, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, followed suit on Monday.

“The Mueller report is extremely serious. Obstruction of justice is extremely serious. And it’s worthy of an inquiry. Nobody is above the law. The president’s not above the law,” Stabenow said in an interview.

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