WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and calls by some Democrats to impeach him (all times local):
Newly elected Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan is getting some pushback from fellow lawmakers on Capitol Hill after using a profanity Thursday evening when she said President Donald Trump should be impeached.
Tlaib said at an event hours after she was sworn in that lawmakers will work to impeach Trump, and used a vulgarity to describe him.
On Friday, Tlaib did not back down, tweeting that she will “always speak truth to power.”
A spokesman said in a statement that Tlaib was elected to shake up Washington and “absolutely” believes Trump should be impeached.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he doesn’t think “comments like these particularly help.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hasn’t ruled out impeachment but has called it a “divisive activity” that needs support from both parties.
President Donald Trump is pushing back on talk by some House Democrats of impeaching him.
On Friday, Trump asked in a tweet: “How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong” and has had the “most successful two years of any president.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been cautious about whether her new Democratic majority would ever impeach Trump, but at least two of her members are ready to move forward. California Rep. Brad Sherman and Texas Rep. Al Green introduced articles of impeachment against Trump on Thursday, the first day of the new Congress
Trump says his campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 election, which is a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
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