Newly elected, anti-Trump rep Rashida Tlaib right away called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump just hours after being sworn in.
Speaking to a crowd of anti-Trump supporters on Thursday night, the Michigan Democrat and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress said of president Trump:
“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the mother***er.’”
Tlaib’s proclamation came just hours after the Detroit Free Press published her op-ed calling for Trump’s impeachment.
“President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country. On an almost daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, the rule of law and the people who are in this country,” Tlaib wrote. “Each passing day brings more pain for the people most directly hurt by this president, and these are days we simply cannot get back. The time for impeachment proceedings is now.”
The constitution requires conviction of “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors” to remove a sitting president.
The impeachment process would have to require further consent of both the House and two-thirds of the Senate, which is still a Republican majority.
On Thursday, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif. re-introduced articles of impeachment against president Trump that he had filed last year with Democratic co-sponsor Rep. Al Green of Texas.
Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash.
Nancy Pelosi said she isn’t ruling out impeachment proceedings against President Trump, depending on findings by the special counsel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
“We shouldn’t be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn’t avoid impeachment for a political reason,” she said.
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