House Democrat Says She Will File Articles to Impeach Trump by End of Month

 
 
 
A freshman Democratic Member of Congress says she will file articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by the end of the month, The Hill is reporting. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) told reporters Wednesday (video below) that "this is an emergency," and that her constituents feel a "sense of urgency" in impeaching the president.

Rep. Tlaib described the 2018 election as one in which "the people wanted to elect the jury in the impeachment proceedings."

She also described the president's actions as "a wall," and "a constitutional crisis" that's barring Members of Congress from doing their jobs.

“Remember, this is setting a precedent," she added, as NBC News reports. "If we don’t hold impeachment proceedings today, start them today and hold him accountable to following the United States Constitution, think about that, this is not going to be the last CEO that runs for president of the United States.”

Despite warnings from some more senior Democrats, Tlaib said, “I think every single colleague of mine agrees that there are impeachable offenses.”

Tlaib was criticized by some in January for her remarks calling for impeachment, saying, Democrats were going to "impeach the motherf---er."

Filing articles of impeachment would be just the first of many steps. There does not appear to be sufficient support in the House to impeach the President yet, as many are awaiting the Mueller report.

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