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.
NEW: Rep. Rashida Tlaib, of “impeach the motherf’er”, is going against House leadership and just said she is going to put forth an impeachment resolution soon pic.twitter.com/RmUPmEORKc
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