Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib says that now President Trump should be investigated for actions since taking office.
By World Israel News Staff
Democratic congresswoman Rashida Tlaib or Michigan will continue pushing for impeachment, despite the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that there is no evidence of Russian collusion during President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, The Washington Free Beacon reports.
On Monday – one day after Attorney General William Barr released a summary of Mueller’s findings – Tlaib sent a letter urging fellow House Democrats to support her resolution to investigate “impeachable actions by President [Donald Trump] post-inauguration.” The Washington Free Beacon says it received a copy of the letter courtesy of the congresswoman’s office.
“The actions of President Trump before he was officially sworn in as President of United States is currently being investigated by the Southern District of New York and much of it is part of the completed report by independent investigator, Robert Mueller,” the letter reads. “However, the most dangerous threat to our democracy is President Trump’s actions since taking the oath of office.
“The fact that President Trump has yet to comply with various clauses of our U.S. Constitution sets a dangerous precedent,” it continues. “Much of the allegations have yet to be fully investigated by this body who also took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution.”
Tlaib is not alone in her effort.
Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, who along with Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., introduced articles of impeachment against the president at the start of the year, tweeted Sunday that “impeachment is not dead,” Fox News reported.
The congressman tweeted that Mueller’s report “did NOT investigate bigotry emanating from the Presidency harming our country,” said the report.
While some Democratic leaders have publicly urged caution on impeachment for months, several House Democrats ranging from Green to Tlaib to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., as well as others, have persistently pressed the issue. In the wake of the Mueller report, impeachment backers appeared undeterred, stressing that Congress has more to investigate on issues beyond collusion, said Fox News.