Democratic Lawmaker Announces Her Impeachment Plan for Trump, But Will It Stick?
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Democratic lawmaker, Rashida Tlaib plans to soon file an impeachment resolution against President Trump. She made the announcement during a news conference on Wednesday, saying that later this month her and others will file and start the impeachment process.
Earlier this week, the House Judiciary Committee started an investigation against Trump into his campaign, business, and administration after declaring he has attacked the “core functions” of American democracy. But, the committee says they are not yet at the impeachment stage of their investigation. They are, though, laying the foundation for an impeachment if one is needed.
Tlaib said during her news conference, “It’s really important that the President of the United States is investigated in violations of the United States Constitution,” highlighting in particular the emoluments clause, prohibiting gifts or benefits from foreign governments.
“We have to also look into how the President has obstructed justice,” Tlaib said, pointing to the President’s firing of former FBI director James Comey and saying that he has “basically been able to bully his way to get his way. It’s not in the best interests of the American people.”
She added, “I think every single colleague of mine agrees there’s impeachable offenses. That’s one thing that we all agree on. We may disagree on the pace.”
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said over the weekend “Impeachment’s a long way down the road,” he also said “it’s very clear” to him that Trump committed obstruction of justice.
Written by Clarke Jones