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.”
George Floyd’s brother tears up discussing condolence phone call from Trump: ‘It hurt me’
The brother of George Floyd described the condolence phone call he received from President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview on MSNBC.
Philonise Floyd was interviewed by the Rev. Al Sharpton on "Politics Nation."
While Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third degree murder, the other three officers involved in the killing remain free.
"They all need to be convicted of first degree murder and given the death penalty," Floyd said.
"What was the conversation with President Trump like?" Sharpton asked.
"It was so fast," Floyd replied.
"He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like 'I don't want to hear what you're talking about.' And I just told him I want justice. I said that I couldn't believe they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight."
Bill Barr slammed by ex-FBI official for ignoring the right-wing ‘Boogaloo Bois’ infiltrating protests
Attorney General Bill Barr was slammed by the former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday for misleading Americans about the source of violence at the protests over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody.
"There's evidence developing, Brian, that the organization we're seeing of the most violent protesters is coming from a couple of disturbing places," both, by the way, there's disparate in terms in being from the right or the left. here's what those who monitor these groups and sites are seeing.
"We're seeing a far-right group, one group for example known as the Boogaloo Bois, who on their private Facebook page and social media outlets are calling for violence, calling for people to show up," Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC's Brian Williams.
Trump is the ‘greatest troll in the history of the internet’ and Twitter needs to ‘pull the plug’: NYT columnist
President Donald Trump would face an existential crisis if Twitter were to enforce it's own rules and hold him accountable -- and one New York Times columnist wants to see it happen.
"C’mon, @Jack. You can do it," Maureen Dowd wrote, referring to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey with his username on the platform.
She urged Dorsey to "just pull the plug on him."
"You could answer the existential question of whether @realDonaldTrump even exists if he doesn’t exist on Twitter. I tweet, therefore I am. Dorsey meets Descartes," she explained. "All it would take is one sweet click to force the greatest troll in the history of the internet to meet his maker."