President Donald J. Trump talks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday, May 30, 2019, prior to boarding Marine One to begin his trip to Colorado. | Official White House Photos by Joyce N. Boghosian via Flickr Public Domain
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) tweeted on Thursday that the time is now for the U.S. House to investigate President Donald Trump and used the hashtag, #TimetoImpeach.
That came on the same day that the redacted report was released of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian election interference investigation.
Tlaib has sponsored a resolution to “Begin the Investigation of Impeachable Actions by President Trump Post-Inauguration.” U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Al Green (D-Texas) have signed on to her measure.
Tlaib tweeted on Thursday, “Doing nothing when we are seeing blatant disregard of the United States constitution, to our ethical norms, is dangerous.”
“Doing nothing when we are seeing blatant disregard of the United States constitution, to our ethical norms, is dangerous.”
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) April 18, 2019
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Democrats will meet on Monday to discuss their response to the Mueller report.
In her speech, Tlaib again stressed that while the focus has been on Trump’s actions before taking office, she believes his conduct as president must be investigated, including “more than 400 conflicts of interest.”
“No one, Madam Speaker, including the president of the United States, is above the law,” she said.
Tlaib added, “This will not be the last billionaire CEO who runs for president, who attempts to not divest from his business interests. Now what we’ve witnessed from this administration could well be impeachable offenses.”
Meanwhile, fellow freshman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) said that the edited report on Russian election interference underscores the need for legislation she’s introduced barring election ads financed by foreign nationals.
Facebook ads linked to Russia ran in Michigan and Wisconsin during the 2016 presidential election, CNN reported in 2017. Some had anti-Muslim messages and used “highly sophisticated” targeting techniques.
“The Mueller report’s executive summary reinforces that Russia attempted to meddle in our elections,” Slotkin wrote on Facebook. “We know that was especially true in Michigan. That’s why I introduced the bipartisan PAID Ads Act, which would prevent foreign nationals from purchasing broadcast, cable, satellite, or digital communications naming a candidate for office at any point in time. Stopping foreign entities from influencing U.S. elections is not a partisan issue – it’s an issue of national security and of preserving our democracy.”
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