Mich. Rep. Tlaib announces plans to file impeachment resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) speaks during a hearing as Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill February 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(CNN) — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib plans to file soon an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, the freshmen Democratic lawmaker from Michigan announced at a news conference Wednesday.

“Later on this month, I will be joining folks and advocates across the country to file the impeachment resolution to start the impeachment proceedings,” said Tlaib, who has repeatedly called for Trump’s impeachment.

While Tlaib’s resolution is not expected to gain much traction in the immediate future — Democratic leadership and key committee chairs have stressed that they’re not at the impeachment stage in their investigations — Tlaib’s proposal highlights the extent to which a vocal faction of the House Democratic caucus is intent on pushing the issue immediately.

Tlaib said “for me, as a member of Congress, it’s so important that I make sure that I check this President, adding that “it’s really important that the President of the United States is investigated.”

This isn’t the first time Tlaib has pressed for impeachment.

The freshman Democrat ignited controversy just hours after her swearing in when she defiantly told the audience at a progressive event, “we’re going to impeach the motherf****r.”

The comments provoked an uproar and sparked criticism from some fellow Democrats, but Tlaib didn’t back down.

House Democratic leaders, however, have taken a far more cautious approach to the issue, saying that it’s too soon to discuss the possibility and pointing to the fact that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has not yet concluded.

 

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12 comments

  • BP

    I think she should. Keep wasting time and money. This president is no more corrupt that the previous one. At least President Trump has done SOMETHING for this country.

  • Hillary C

    Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib should enter the race for President. I think she has a good shot at beating Trump in 2020

  • steve

    The Democrat Party and the voters who support their candidates have created a monster in a form of a few idiot female freshman representatives like this moron. With the help of the liberal media, they’ll only become even more radical very quickly. The Party had better rein in these megalomaniacs very soon or it’ll be seriously damaged in the future, guaranteed.

  • Michael Bryan

    I am embarrassed to have her represent MI…. Evidently she fooled enough people though… I hope people take the time to inform themselves in time for the next Mid-Term Election…..

  • Matt

    I doubt there is anyone dumber than this lady. This is the people you get in office when the people voting cannot understand or won’t understand private property rights.

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