Republicans says Donald Trump “To be impeached”
Republicans are beginning to grapple with the prospect that Donald Trump could be impeached, following reports that the president asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Republican congressman Justin Amash told The Hill that if reports were true about Mr Trump’s pressure on Mr Comey, it would merit impeachment.
In an interview with CNN, Republican representative Carlos Curbelo compared Mr Trump allegedly pressuring Mr Comey to drop the Flynn inquiry, to the obstruction of justice cases that led to impeachment proceedings for former presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
“Obstruction of justice in the case of Nixon, in the case of Clinton in the late 90s, has been considered an impeachable offence,” Mr Curbelo said.
Both congressmen have criticised Mr Trump and did not vote for him in 2016 presidential election.
The fact that Republicans are now beginning to ponder impeachment demonstrates the reverberating effect the latest Trump scandal has had on Washington.
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