Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib announced plans to file articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at a news conference Wednesday. "Later on this month, I will be joining folks and advocates across the country to file the impeachment resolution to start the impeachment proceedings," the freshman lawmaker from Michigan said. Tlaib belongs to a vocal faction of the House Democratic caucus that is determined to see the impeachment process followed through.
But key leaders within the Democratic party have expressed hesitation regarding impeachment at the current stage of their investigations. House Speaker and Democrat Nancy Pelosi warned last week that “"impeachment is a divisive issue in our country." She stressed for Democrats to focus on the President's actions and policy until the Mueller investigation has concluded.
Although Tlaib's resolution isn't expected to gain momentum without support from Democratic leaders, she responded to their hesitation during the news conference: "I think every single colleague of mine agrees there's impeachable offenses. That's one thing that we all agree on. We may disagree on the pace.”
The Michigan Democrat’s comments follow House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler's announcement earlier this week about a probe into Trump's businesses, campaign, and administration. While he agreed with Pelosi that "Impeachment's a long way down the road," he added that "it's very clear" that Trump violated the United States Constitution.
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