A Republican congressman from MI on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct" stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
"I am a pro-Trump, pro-life, pro-jobs, pro-second amendment, pro-family values Republican", Lowe said in a statement.
Nadler, whose committee has been on the front lines of investigating the findings from within special counsel Robert Mueller's report, broached the topic with Pelosi because several members of his committee have been pressing to open an inquiry. He said Attorney General William Barr "deliberately misrepresented Mueller's report", that Trump had engaged in "impeachable conduct," and that "few members of Congress" have read Mueller's report. He is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, and sits on its board.
Pelosi also reminded Democrats that they had just received a court "victory" earlier that day when a left-wing judge ruled in favor of the House Oversight Committee's demands to see Trump's financial records.
The Washington Post notes Trump's White House "is blocking more than 20 Democratic investigations into Trump, his finances or his policies".
"Amash has not only failed to support President Trump as the president works to make the United States stronger and safer, he has now united with radical liberals like Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) to try and bring down our president", Lower said in a statement.
At least 16 House Democrats are demanding to begin some form of action on impeachment. ".Mueller.report.pdf" target="_blank">May CNN poll - although they are less unified in support of impeaching Trump than they were past year, when 80% favored impeachment in a December CNN survey.
These are not the types of numbers on which you'd expect droves of Republican members of Congress to come out for impeaching Trump. Both were acquitted by the Senate.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted Amash was a "lightweight" and using controversy as a means to "get his name out there".
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel accused Amash of "parroting the Democrats' talking points on Russian Federation".
Jim Lower, a MI state representative who once supported Amash, announced Monday he would run in next year's Republican primary.
On Saturday, Amash became the first Republican to call for Trump's impeachment by accusing the president of committing "impeachable conduct".
"That will for me establish a pattern of this president to continue to obstruct our collection of evidence to try to prevent us from getting to the truth to continue a cover-up that is preventing the American people from knowing all of the facts", Cicilline told reporters on the way to the Judiciary session in which McGahn was a no-show.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, one of six committee chairs leading probes of Trump, said the case for impeachment is being strengthened by White House stonewalling.
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