Democrats are incensed over a whistleblower complaint alleging a “promise” made by President Trump to a foreign national leader in a phone conversation, prompting calls for President Trump’s impeachment.
Over the weekend, House Democrats expressed their concerns of the administration’s actions in blocking acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire “from turning over a whistleblower complaint.”
Democrats are claiming President Trump pressured Ukraine’s president to conduct an investigation of a political rival.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Additional reporting revealed that the conversation likely took place between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July about possibly investigating Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
Democrat New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tweeted Democrats are “the bigger national scandal” for not impeaching President Trump.
At this point, the bigger national scandal isn’t the president’s lawbreaking behavior – it is the Democratic Party’s refusal to impeach him for it.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 22, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has constantly pushed back on moving forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
However, Pelosi seems to have a slight change of heart following the news of the whistleblower complaint and the administration’s actions, warning it’s “a grave new chapter of lawlessness which will take us into a whole new stage of investigation.”
Pelosi Tweeted a statement about the matter and asked the question, “What is the President hiding?”
The Trump Admin is clearly violating federal statute by blocking the head of US Intelligence from providing Congress with a whistleblower complaint described as being of "urgent concern & credible.” The stonewalling must end. What is the President hiding? https://t.co/Yg0LqT5HMd
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) September 20, 2019
House Intelligence Chairman California Representative Adam Schiff is open to impeaching President Trump.
Over the weekend, Schiff appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” with host Jake Tapper, and told the host impeachment might be the “only remedy.”
Presidential candidate Robert Beto O’Rourke is also frustrated about the “lack of progress” regarding impeaching the president.
Beto O'Rourke: "There is no way to defend the lack of progress on impeachment, especially after what we have just learned about this president." pic.twitter.com/23rJ1FEvLk
— The Hill (@thehill) September 23, 2019
Just like the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, Democrats will continue to do and say anything to harm and tarnish President Trump.