Quantcast
Connect with us

‘Rush’ of 2020 Democrats could follow Warren call for Trump impeachment: ‘The dam has broken’

Published

on

Following the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called for the House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

NBC News national affairs analyst John Heilemann suggested that the question was not if another 2020 Democrat would follow Warren’s lead, but how many.

“The Mueller report lays out facts showing that a hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election to help Donald Trump and Donald Trump welcomed that help,” Warren charged. “Once elected, Donald Trump obstructed the investigation into that attack.”

“To ignore a President’s repeated efforts to obstruct an investigation into his own disloyal behavior would inflict great and lasting damage on this country, and it would suggest that both the current and future Presidents would be free to abuse their power in similar ways,” she explained.

“The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty. That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the president of the United States,” Warren concluded.

ADVERTISEMENT

“It’s worth noting at this point, I believe Elizabeth Warren is the first Democratic presidential candidate to come forward and said she’s for impeachment,” Heilemann noted. “And so there is, just on an analytical level, there’s a lot of pressure in the Democratic base on the left side for this, the same pressure that Nancy Pelosi is facing right now.”

“Now that the dam has broken, now that Elizabeth Warren has taken this step, crossed the Rubicon — whatever metaphor you want to use — how many others will now follow?” Heilemann wondered. “It’s an interesting piece of strategic and game theory.”

“We could well now see a rush — not of all the Democratic candidates — but now that she’s taken that position, you can quickly see a lot of them in this position because it’s not a coordinated thing,” he explained. “All of these candidates are acting in their own interest because she’s taken a position that will get her traction with a large segment of the nominating electorate and a lot of people are going to feel a lot of pressure over this weekend to follow on that path.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch:


Report typos and corrections to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Facebook

Trump drops swear word in North Carolina — before whining he has ‘no friends’ as president

Published

on

In a story about how great he is, President Donald Trump told his North Carolina rally audience on Wednesday that a "business person" he knows always hated him. But he's doing well now anyway because of the president's policies.

"He came up to me and I said, 'How are you doing?' Very warm, you know. 'Hey, how are you doing. Let’s get out of here,'" Trump recalled.

"And he said, 'I’m doing good, you are doing good.' I said, 'Yeah.' I said, 'You know, you don’t like me and I don’t like you, I never have liked you, and you have never liked me. But you are going to support me because you are a rich guy, and if you don’t support me, you are going to be so Goddamn poor, you are not going to believe it.'"

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’

Published

on

The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"

Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:

The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t even a competent investor: report

Published

on

There can be no doubt that high-powered hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein would rather the public know him for his prominence and success as an investor than for the allegations of child sex trafficking, for which he has now been indicted and faces life in prison. And there has for years been mystique surrounding Epstein's business — his wealth fund is so exclusive that it reportedly requires a billion dollars up front from clients.

But according to the Dow Jones' periodical Barron's, Epstein may not even be good at that.

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

Enjoy Summer! Try Raw Story Ad-Free for $1. Invest in Progressive Journalism.
close-image