Progressive firebrand Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s latest call for impeaching President Trump was brushed off by one of the top Democrats in the caucus on Wednesday.
“Impeachment is premature at this moment,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the Democratic Caucus chair, told reporters.
Ms. Tlaib announced that she will be moving later in March to have the Judiciary Committee, which is she is a new member of, begin looking into impeaching the president. She said that impeachment proceedings need to start “today.”
Activists rallied with the congresswoman, and then later continued to call for impeachment outside Speaker Pelosi’s office.
Despite the hesitation from Democratic leadership to discuss impeachment, Ms. Tlaib contends that the party can rally around their concern about the president.
“I think every single colleague of mine agrees that there are impeachable offenses,” she said.
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