Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) has joined the chorus of Democrats calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report being released to the public.
“Impeachment is part of our constitutional responsibility,” the freshman Democrat wrote on Twitter this week. “We have an obligation to investigate whether the president committed impeachable offenses, including: obstruction of justice, violating the emoluments clause, collusion, [and] abuse of power.”
Impeachment is part of our constitutional responsibility. We have an obligation to investigate whether the President committed impeachable offenses, including:
-Obstruction of justice
-Violating the Emoluments Clause
-Abuse of power https://t.co/Sq907gs7eF
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 18, 2019
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) has been calling for Trump’s impeachment ever since she first entered Congress, and introduced a resolution last month that urges the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether Trump committed any impeachable offenses.
“Everything outlined in the Mueller report is further proof of what I’ve been saying for a long time: it’s time to impeach. The first step? The House Judiciary Committee launching an investigation into whether Trump committed impeachable offenses,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter after Mueller’s report was released.
Everything outlined in the #MuellerReport is further proof of what I’ve been saying for a long time: it’s #TimetoImpeach. The first step? The House Judiciary Committee launching an investigation into whether Trump committed impeachable offenses.
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) April 18, 2019
Rep. Al Green (D-TX-09) was among the only members of Congress to initially support Tlaib’s resolution, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) announced Thursday that she would be adding her name to the resolution.
Ocasio-Cortez said Mueller’s report made it clear that it’s “Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the president.”
“As such, I’ll be signing onto Rashida Tlaib’s impeachment resolution,” she continued. “Many know that I take no pleasure in discussions of impeachment. I didn’t campaign on it and rarely discuss it unprompted. We all prefer working on our priorities: pushing Medicare for All, tackling student loans, and a Green New Deal. But the report squarely puts this on our doorstep.”
Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President.
It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 18, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 contender, outlined the case for impeachment during an appearance on Rachel Maddow’s show Friday night.
“I was on an airplane yesterday and started reading it way into the night last night and I get to the end and realized: this is about a point of principle,” Warren said. “The report is absolutely clear that a foreign government attacked our electoral system to help Donald Trump. He welcomed that help, and then, when it was investigated by our own federal authorities, Donald Trump took multiple steps to try to obstruct justice.”
Here is Elizabeth Warren's case for impeachment, and as you'd expect from her, it's solid. pic.twitter.com/DU5NlmZYn9
— Ethan Grey (@_EthanGrey) April 20, 2019
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