By The Blaze. Allies of President Donald Trump are highlighting a statement from a Democratic member of Congress that they say reveals the true motivation behind the calls to have the president impeached.
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) was defending his support for impeachment despite the practical political implications of such a controversial act by Congress, when he revealed the reasoning behind his advocacy.
“I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected,” said Green on MSNBC. “If we don’t impeach him, he will say he’s been vindicated.
“He will say the Democrats had an overwhelming majority in the House and didn’t take up impeachment,” he continued. “He will say we have a constitutional duty to do it if it was there and we didn’t. He will say he’s been vindicated.”
The comments made such a stir that the president responded from his Twitter account on Monday.
“Democrat Texas Congressman Al Green says impeachment is the only thing that can prevent President Trump from re-election in 2020.” @OANN In other words, Dems can’t win the election fairly. You can’t impeach a president for creating the best economy in our country’s history…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2019
(Read more from “Democrat Accidentally Admits Why They’re Really Seeking to Impeach Trump — and It’s on Video” HERE)
Julian Castro Renews Call for President’s Impeachment After Ex-Prosecutors Claim Trump Obstructed Justice
By Fox News. 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro once again urged the House of Representatives on Monday to move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
Castro, a Democrat who served as mayor of San Antonio, Texas, before joining then-President Obama’s administration as Housing and Urban Development secretary, made his case hours after the release of a statement by hundreds of former federal prosecutors claiming Special Counsel Robert Mueller would have recommended indicting Trump for obstruction of justice if Trump weren’t president.
“The fact that you’d have almost 400 former federal prosecutors say that anybody else would have been charged with several felony counts for obstruction of justice, that says something,” Castro told Fox News on Monday.
2020 WATCH @JulianCastro tells me the letter from 400 fmr. federal prosecutors saying @realDonaldTrump would have been indicated on #ObstructionOfJustice if not POTUS "says something." Adds "Congress needs to act" on his call for impeachment hearings #nhpolitics #FITN #mapoli pic.twitter.com/LE2pSmpxEH
— Paul Steinhauser (@steinhauserNH1) May 6, 2019
(Read more from “Julian Castro Renews Call for President’s Impeachment After Ex-Prosecutors Claim Trump Obstructed Justice” HERE)