Democratic lawmaker have found themselves in an extremely sticky situation.
They, along with the mainstream media, have been espousing quite publicly that President Donald Trump has engaged in impeachable offenses.
Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has been adamant that impeachment is not the route to travel, has been forced to admit that she too believes that there is ample evidence “in plain sight”. The issue for Madame Speaker is whether or not the political fallout of such a move would put the democratic house majority at risk.
Pelosi’s stubbornness on the issue has been a thorn in the side of the ever-progressive democratic party, however, and the Speaker’s underlings are growing restless.
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Speaking on “Meet the Press” Sunday, Tlaib, D-Mich., was asked by Chuck Todd why a majority of House Democrats do not already support impeachment.
“I think it’s moving towards that. It’s going to demand it, it already is,” said Tlaib, listing several actions in which, according to her, the president acts as if he were “above the law.”
Tlaib was then asked about the political impact that Pelosi is concerned about.
“This is not about the 2020 election. It’s about doing what’s right now for our country. This is going to be a precedent that we set when we don’t hold this president accountable to the rule of the law and to the United States Constitution,” she argued.
The freshman Congresswoman has been controversial during her time on Capitol Hill, with Tlaib having publicly stated that it was time to “impeach the mother***er” in the moments after being sworn into the House of Representatives.
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