Rep. Rashida Tlaib Doubles Down on Trying to Impeach Trump

Posted: Mar 26, 2019 11:30 AM
Rep. Rashida Tlaib Doubles Down on Trying to Impeach Trump

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) sent a letter to House Democrats Monday, calling on her fellow lawmakers to sign a resolution that would, "inquire whether President Trump committed impeachable offenses," according to The Hill.

During the weekend, Attorney General William Barr delivered a summary of the Russia collusion investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller to Congress. He and the investigators found no evidence suggesting that Trump worked with Russia to alter the results of the 2016 election in his favor.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to transition Democrats away from talks of impeachment, claiming that Trump is, “just not worth it.”

"Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it divides the country," she said.

But the day she was sworn into office, Tlaib ensured voters that she and Democrats were, “going to impeach the motherf---er."

"I, firmly, believe that the House Committee on Judiciary should seek out whether President Trump has committed 'High crimes and Misdemeanors' as designated by the U.S. Constitution and if the facts support those findings, that Congress begin impeachment proceedings," Tlaib wrote in her letter to Democrats. "Congress can provide an open and transparent process with the sole goal of ensuring we know the truth and make sure it does not continue, nor happen again."

According to Business Insider, Tlaib called for the House Judiciary Committee to look over three areas for impeachable offenses.

1) If Trump and his businesses violated the Foreign Emoluments Clause.

2) If Trump, “committed crimes to defraud the United States by directing Michael Cohen to make illegal payments,” during the 2016 election.

3) If the special counsel’s findings on Trump breaches federal law.

In a press release published Sunday, Tlaib joined Democrats in demanding that the entire Mueller investigation is made available to the public.

“We cannot do our jobs as representatives without the full report,” the statement reads. “Attorney General Barr’s letter does not give a full picture and it would be a disservice to the American people if transparency is not practiced here. The full report must be release (sic) to Congress and the American people immediately.”