On Tuesday, Donald Trump surprised many when he fired FBI Director James Comey after he exhibited incompetent behavior in the job. Now, Democrats are trying to use this to get Trump impeached, even though they had been calling for Comey to be fired for months.
Western Journalism reported that congressional Democrats are working overtime to make it look like Trump firing Comey will bring him one step closer to getting impeached.
“We should maybe have an impeachment clock,” said Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., on Wednesday, referring to the Cold War-era that depicted the looming threat of nuclear war. “And if we did, I think yesterday moved us about an hour closer to having that need.”
“I would argue this has got to still be on the table as an option, especially if, indeed, there was obstruction of justice by the firing of the FBI director,” added Pocan, first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. “We’re seeing Democrats and Republicans concerned with timing of this decision. … We would first need a majority in Congress or some Republican votes … but we need to keep every tool available to make sure president follows the law.”
He made these comments during a conference call organized by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
“We are certainly moving down that path,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., who was also on the call. “There is a lot of runway until we get there.”
He added that the request for impeachment will come “when there is no longer any other recourse.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., went so far as to say that Trump’s actions to fire Comey “may well produce impeachment proceedings, although we’re very far from that possibility.”
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