One of the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who will be interviewing special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday explained to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell why she believes it is time to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) immigrated to the United States from Ecuador as a child. When Mucarsel-Powell was sworn-in to office following the 2018 midterm elections, she became the first Ecuadorian-American and first South American immigrant member of Congress.
“Most Americans don’t have time to read a 448-page report,” Mucarsel-Powell said. “We found substantial evidence that shows us that the president obstructed justice. “And I think it is critical for the American public to understand that and that’s why this hearing will be very important on Wednesday.”
“Do you support impeachment proceedings?” O’Donnell asked.
“I came out to support impeachment inquiry a few weeks ago,” Mucarsel-Powell replied.
“Now, I was born in Ecuador, I’m an immigrant. I took an oath when I became a citizen — I took the same oath on January 3rd when I was elected to represent my community — and it’s to defend and protect the Constitution against all foreign and domestic enemies,” she continued.
“I understand what it is to live under a dictatorship in Latin America,” Mucarsel-Powell said.
“I understand and recognize the elements of someone that has grabbed on to power that has corruption in his government and I am extremely worried that people don’t understand what could happen if we allow this president to get away with corruption, obstructive acts and all the high crimes and misdemeanors that we have in the Mueller report,” she explained.
Trump allies have been reading a bizarre fascist manifesto that encourages young men to prepare for military rule
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Politico reports that former Trump White House officials who have read the book do not approve of its conclusions but they do believe it presents several intriguing ideas and they think it's gained real traction among many of the disaffected young white men who voted for the president in 2016.
"It’s still a cult book,” said a former Trump White House official. "If you’re a young person, intelligent, adjacent in some way to the right, it’s very likely you would have heard of it."
WATCH: Trump’s trade advisor goes live on Fox Business — and immediately gets blindsided by China’s retaliation
President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser got a rude welcome on the Fox Business Network on Friday morning as host Maria Bartiromo dropped a bomb on him and informed him that China had just smacked the U.S. with an unexpected round of tariffs.
Assistant to the President, and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro -- called by some the president's economic Rasputin -- seemed genuinely stunned by the new $75 billion tariffs in retaliation for the president's trade war.
"We have breaking news, China is announcing new tariff rates to apply and as a result, this market has completely reversed course," Bartiromo stated while displaying a ticker showing the stock market plunging.
‘Keep Marysville as white as possible’: Michigan candidate offers shockingly racist spin on Trump slogan
A Michigan candidate derailed a political forum by putting a shockingly racist spin on President Donald Trump's new campaign slogan.
The president has updated his "Make America Great Again" slogan from 2016 to "Keep America Great," which he unveiled last week with new merchandise, and a city council candidate in a state he won three years ago echoed the theme in an explicitly racist remark, reported the Times Herald.