The chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform said that the president of the United States is “trampling” on the Constitution.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) was interviewed by MSNBC anchor Joy Reid during “All In” on Tuesday.
The host asked about being sued by President Donald Trump.
“First of all, I was not surprised because this administration has done everything in its power and use every means necessary to block the Congress from getting the information we need to do our job,” Cummings replied. “Not only are they blocking witnesses from coming forward, Joy, but they have not given us one document upon our request.”
Reid asked about impeachment.
“Do you understand why a lot of Democrats say, ‘What is the Democratic House waiting for?”
“Joy, I understand completely,” Cummings replied. “A lot of us are torn. If this president continues down the path they are going, we won’t have a democracy. We understand that.”
“At the same time, going back to Speaker Pelosi, all she is trying to do is make sure we get all of our ducks in a row,” he continued. “Nobody is saying this thing may not end up in impeachment, but we realize impeachment is a very serious thing and we are going to do whatever we have to do first we have to do our research and do it exceedingly well.”
Trump stokes division in Republican Party as he rages at Sen. Lisa Murkowski
As the Republican Party is struggling to defend him in a moment of nationwide strife, President Donald Trump decided Thursday night to fuel divisions within GOP rather than make nice.
He had already lashed out on Wednesday at his former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who sharply criticized Trump’s response to the ongoing George Floyd protests. But on Thursday night, Trump took at aim at sitting Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man
On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.
The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.
Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020
WATCH: Protester bled from his ear after being shoved by police — cops say he ‘tripped’
SHocking video from Buffalo, New York was posted online on Thursday after a large group of police confronted a lone protester -- and then violently shoved him.
"Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, older man was hit shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head," WBFO-TV reports.