Beto O'Rourke: Impeach Now "Or Lose Our Democracy Forever"

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: May 30, 2019 3:24 PM
Wednesday on MSNBc's "Hardball," former Congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told host Chris Matthews that if he were still a member of the House he would vote to impeach President Trump, warning: "Act now or lose our democracy forever."
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Now that Mueller is not going to testify and I don't think they're going to subpoena him. It didn't sound like Jerry Nadler, the Chairman of Judiciary, is in any mood to subpoena the guy. He's a hero to most Americans, not to treat him like a subpoenaed witness. If that's not some reason to hold off on -- what is the -- do you see any justification to put this off? It's now June next week, we're going into summer. The 4th of July's coming. We're going to have the -- the presidential campaign, which you're very much in the middle of, coming in the fall. It'll be the -- you guys will be competing in the Iowa caucuses come this fall. I don't think there's an opportunity for hearings unless they get going now. What do you think? BETO O'ROURKE: I agree with you. Act now or lose our democracy forever. That is the choice before us. And I'm grateful to those lawmakers, including Republican Justin Amash, who have put this country ahead of their own political careers. And I understand political considerations, I've -- I've held elected office, I'm campaigning for one right now, but this moment demands more of us and we will