A high-profile House Democrat said that the House Judiciary Committee is looking into whether or not it can impeach President Trump based on alleged constitutional violations related to his various properties.
In a tweet Thursday morning, Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair and House Judiciary Committee member Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., praised a recent statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accusing the president of violating the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. She also said that the Judiciary Committee “is engaged in impeachment investigation to get facts on violations of Emoluments Clause.”
.@SpeakerPelosi lays out how Trump is violating the Constitution, w/his lavish properties acting as cesspool of corruption. That's why @HouseJudiciary is engaged in impeachment investigation to get facts on violations of Emoluments Clause. https://t.co/E0RZhXKYES
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) September 5, 2019
Pelosi’s Wednesday statement alleges that “President Trump is violating the Constitution by making money off of his lavish, ritzy resort properties, ultimately prioritizing his profits over the interests of the American people.” It later goes on to directly accuse Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause “by accepting and encouraging foreign governments to pay to stay at Trump resort properties without Congressional approval.”
The statement was put out in response to a recent suggestion from President Trump that the G7 hold its meeting at his Doral golf resort near Miami and a media dust-up over Vice President Mike Pence’s recent stay at Trump’s Doonbeg hotel in Ireland. (Read more from “The Judiciary Committee Is Now Looking to Impeach Trump over His Properties” HERE)