One hour before Special Counsel Robert Mueller began his remarks Wednesday, effectively saying aloud key points he had already written in his 448-page report, two House Democrats called for Congress to begin an impeachment inquiry, bringing the number of lawmakers to 34.
Right now, just four hours after Mueller concluded his 9-minute press event, the number stands at 50 – including five of whom also support full impeachment. It also includes Republican Rep. Justin Amash. And the number is growing. (34 to 50 is nearly a 50% increase, and in just a few hours.)
Emily Singer, the senior political reporter for ShareBlue who has bylines from Rollcall to Mashable, is keeping track of all the Representatives and Senators who are calling for impeachment, or an impeachment inquiry, of President Donald Trump.
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) May 29, 2019
(After her tweet the number grew to 50.)
In this spreadsheet, you can see their names, and the link that corroborates their impeachment call.
Among those 50 are Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Reps. Joaquin Castro, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Earl Blumenauer, Ayanna Pressley, and Pramila Jayapal.
Have your elected representatives called for impeachment? If you want them to, perhaps a phone call could help sway them?
You can reach your Member of Congress and Senators via the Capitol Hill switchboard: (202) 224-3121. Don’t know who your elected reps are? That’s OK, the operator can tell you and connect you.
WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.
A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.
The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.
But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.
"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."
Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report
Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.
"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."
Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report
The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.
"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.