Beto O 'Rourke has become the last Democratic presidential candidate to support the idea of imposing an impeachment on President Trump – claiming the president's remarks earlier in the week telling him that "no one is going to be in power." he would be open to accepting foreign intelligence about his 2020 rivals are reason enough to see him deported. Office.
While Trump has taken those comments back, his words have sparked calls for the removal of many candidates for the Democratic presidential election seeking to win the Oval Office next year.
"I think the president said this week that he would accept the help of a foreign government, that's all you need to know about the importance of the impeachment and impeachment that begins now, "said O. Rourke during an interview on" The State of Play ". Union."
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O'Rourke's appeal comes after another Democrat candidate, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, said she would support the impeachment proceedings against Trump.
Klobuchar added that "it is illegal" to take something of value from a foreign country to use in a campaign. She added that Trump was "sending signals", as he had done in 2016, when he publicly urged Russia to search for and publish Hillary Clinton's emails.
Klobuchar says "it is illegal" to take something of value from a foreign country to use in a campaign. She says Trump "sends signals" as he did in 2016, when he publicly urged Russia to search for and publish Hillary Clinton's emails.
Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, Democratic presidential candidate, also said Friday that Trump's declared willingness to accept the help of a foreign power in his 2020 campaign should encourage Congress to begin impeachment hearings.
De Blasio told Friday at "Morning Joe" on MSNBC that Trump's assertion in an interview with ABC that he would not have to call the FBI if a foreign country was offering information on a opponent was "openly a traitor".
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De Blasio called the interview "the last drop" and said that Congress should begin impeachment hearings. He said the nation could no longer accept "the idea of a president who openly invites interference in our election".
Polls indicate that the idea of impeachment, while popular among Democratic constituency voters, far outweighs the popular vote, and recent comments from candidates raise questions about the Democrats' willingness to maintain democratic standards. government behavior, such as the generally clear dividing line between politics and federal prosecutions, this Trump broke.
Associated Press contributed to this report.