Tulsi Gabbard says she now supports impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Tulsi Gabbard says she now supports impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday she supports an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, changing her stance from earlier this week when she said she didn’t support the move because it would be “terribly divisive.”

Impeachment would “further tear apart” an already divided country Tulsi said in an interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin.

I think Congress needs to exercise oversight over the information that’s been leaked. I think it’s important that this transcript is released to Congress so that Congress can do its job. But I think the question of impeachment really would further tear apart an already divided country. I think it’s important that Donald Trump is defeated. I believe I can defeat him in 2020. But it’s the voters who need to make that choice unequivocally.

Now Gabbard said she has changed her mind after looking at the transcript of the conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky.

“[A]fter looking carefully at the transcript of the conversation with Ukraine’s President, the whistleblower complaint, the Inspector General memo, and President Trump’s comments about the issue, unfortunately, I believe that if we do not proceed with the inquiry, it will set a very dangerous precedent,” the Democratic presidential candidate wrote in a statement.
Gabbard, who previously cautioned against impeaching Trump, called it “unfortunate, but necessary” that she now support the inquiry.
“This inquiry must be swift, thorough, and narrowly-focused. It cannot be turned into a long, protracted partisan circus that will further divide our country and undermine our democracy,” Gabbard wrote.

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