Efforts to impeach President Donald Trump crossed an important threshold on Saturday after a Republican member of Congress admitted that Trump has “engaged in impeachable conduct.”
“Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report,” Amash acknowledged. “President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.”
“While Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sought to block attempts to impeach Mr. Trump based on the findings of the Mueller report, she declared her openness last week to initiating an impeachment inquiry as a means of forcing administration officials to comply with the subpoenas of the six House committees investigating Mr. Trump’s conduct,” The New York Times reported. “Republican leaders in both chambers have griped privately about Mr. Trump’s behavior but have publicly fallen in line behind the president.”
“Few Republicans, especially House members like Mr. Amash who face re-election every two years, have been willing to confront Mr. Trump publicly,” The Times noted.
Amash calling for trumps impeachment now makes the calls “bipartisan” — a threshold previously set by dem leadership. https://t.co/JIXmnChjE0
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 19, 2019