Fresh calls to move forward with President Trump’s impeachment was made on Tuesday by House Democratic leaders. This move is instigated after former White House counsel Don McGahn skipped his scheduled testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
This fresh impeachment threat is coming from some of the most important voices in the 235-member Democratic caucus. This includes members of leadership and powerful committee chairmen to key Judiciary members who have jurisdiction over impeachment.
”We’ve been presented with overwhelming evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md), a member of speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) leadership team who also sits on the Judiciary Committee and is a constitutional law professor.
Rep. Jamie Raskin had previously cautioned on impeachment, but now says an inquiry is necessary.
Frustrated by the White House’s blanket stonewalling of their investigations, including a spate of subpoenas for public testimony and documents, Raskin and other Democrats now have an overwhelming evidence for impeachment.
”We have to drive with the emergence brake on,” veteran Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif), a Pelosi loyalist, told The Hill. ”I’ve been through impeachment-it tears the country apart.”
”I’m not there yet personally, but there’s no question i’m growing more and more concerned,” freshman Rep. Dean Philips (Minn) told The Hill.
”I put what’s in the best interest of the Country and our constitutional responsibility first, and i don’t want to see our country go through that, but they are making it awfully, awfully difficult,” he said.