Overnight at least fifteen more House Democrats demanded the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the wake on the Ukraine scandal. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for the past few days reportedly has been canvassing her caucus and other top Democrats. She appears to be moving toward supporting impeachment of the president.
House Democrats have a 4 PM meeting scheduled to discuss “to discuss the status of their impeachment inquiry and the whistleblower complaint against President Trump,” according to a C-SPAN producer.
There currently are at least 160 House Democrats who have announced their support for impeachment or an impeachment inquiry, according to Democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko, a former DNC National Field Director.
NBC News adds, “it sure seems that impeachment proceedings against President Trump are more likely than ever before.”
And Politico also suggests impeachment may be coming.
“In the last 24 hours, the political ground has shifted quite drastically on impeachment. The operative question seems to have shifted from ‘Will the Democrats impeach President Donald Trump?’ to ‘When will they impeach the president?’ — and what approach they will use to begin those proceedings.”
That approach could include a special committee to investigate Trump’s apparent extortion scheme against Ukraine.
Several moderate Senate Democrats have also this week weighed in, demanding impeachment of President Trump.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was the first presidential candidate to call for Trump’s impeachment, months ago. She just re-iterated that demand today:
The House must impeach. It must start today.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 24, 2019
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) also today announced his call for impeachment:
This morning I released the following statement calling on the House to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. I hope you will take a moment to read it. pic.twitter.com/3yI835i7bO
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) September 24, 2019
The Washington Post reports Speaker Pelosi “was making calls as late as Monday night, and many leadership aides who once thought Trump’s impeachment was unlikely now say they think it’s almost inevitable.”
Elijah Cummings’ widow reveals to The View that Trump’s ‘minions’ bombarded family with death threats: ‘It undermined his health’
The widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings revealed to "The View" that President Donald Trump's attacks motivated his supporters to bombard their family with death threats.
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who's running for her late husband's seat in Maryland, said she hoped to build on his legacy as a champion of civil rights and fight back against Republican attempts to limit access to voting.
"We felt like this was our zero moment as a nation, that we have to make sure that we're all on the battlefield fighting for our future, and so while it does not look good in terms of President Trump and the Republicans," she said. "What they're doing to try to take us back 100 years in this country, the fact of the matter is that people are rising up all across the country. They are saying that we will not be oppressed, you will not take our democracy away from us. We have hordes of women who are running to take office, we have young people who are standing up and speaking out."
Kellyanne Conway stumbles after getting fact checked in real time on Fox News
Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday appeared taken aback after getting fact checked in real time on Fox News.
During an interview with Fox News' Sandra Smith, Conway once again echoed President Donald Trump and complained about how unfair the impeachment process has been.
Conway then slammed Senate Democrats for wanting to call witnesses to testify at Trump's impeachment trial.
"Look at what happened in the House, the Republicans, the president was denied calling his own witnesses," Conway falsely claimed, as House Democrats did allow some witnesses who were requested by House Republicans to testify. "That is a complete disgrace!"
Two conservatives explain the fear that will motivate ‘spineless’ GOP senators during Trump impeachment trial
As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial gets underway, many Republicans are defending the president vigorously. Conservative attorney George Conway, however, has been applauding Trump’s impeachment. And in an op-ed he co-wrote with political consultant Reed Galen for NBC News’ website, Conway describes Trump’s impeachment trial as an event that is “dominated” by “fear.”
“Fear was what Trump used to spin up the Republican base, using stereotypes, lies and hyperbole to dismantle decades of American political discourse,” Conway and Galen assert in their op-ed. “Fear of facing off against former Vice President Joe Biden was what led Trump to demand, as a price for vital military and security aid, that Ukraine help him smear Biden.”