The House of Representatives is officially launching a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today.

Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., does not support the impeachment inquiry.

"If anyone thinks a partisan impeachment process would constrain President Trump, they are fooling themselves," Peterson said in an email statement to the Tribune. "Without significant bipartisan support, impeachment proceedings will be a lengthy and divisive action with no resolution."

"I believe it will be a failed process that will end up even further dividing our country and weakening our ability to act together on issues like passing USMCA, containing foreign threats and growing our economy."

Peterson represents Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, which includes Becker, Mahnomen and Otter Tail counties, among many others.