DNC Chair Candidate Kieth Ellison (D-MN) appeared on CNN and had a meltdown, much like most other democrats recently appearing. Ellison stated “Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment.”
You can watch the clip of Ellison’s statement here.
“I think that we need to begin investigations, to not go after Donald Trump, but to protect our Constitution and the presidency of the United States so that nobody can monetize the presidency and profit off of it for their own gain,” Ellison continued.
Ellison echoes a few other democratic representatives that have also been throwing hissy fits on CNN and MSNBC. Nancy Pelosi has been pushing back talks of impeachment, and failing at keeping her own party under control
The Daily Caller has more:
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, a top candidate to take over as chair of the Democratic National Committee, called Wednesday for an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.
“I think that Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment,” Ellison said during a debate on CNN on Wednesday with his fellow DNC chair hopefuls.
The left-wing Ellison, who is one of the top contenders for DNC chair, argued that Trump was in violation of the emoluments clause, a constitutional clause which prohibits presidents from receiving payment from foreign governments. Some Trump opponents have claimed that the Republican is in violation of the federal law because Trump hotels have received payment from foreign dignitaries.
Ellison joins a small group of Democratic lawmakers who have said impeaching Trump is on the table. California Rep. Maxine Waters, Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin and Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro have all said the Republican should be impeached. Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, has pushed back on the idea.