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News ID: 39692
Publish Date: 11:40 - 22 May 2019
TEHRAN, May 22 - Beto O'Rourke on Tuesday again called for President Donald Trump's impeachment — even if it means risking political consequences for his party and even risking his presidential bid, a stance that adds to the number of key Democrats pressuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move forward with proceedings.

Democrat candidate stresses Trump impeachment even at cost of political risk

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - O'Rourke, one of the 23 Democrats running for president, said that impeachment proceedings against Trump must begin as "the last resort" when "every other option has failed us."

"We should begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump," he said during a CNN town hall broadcast live from Des Moines, Iowa. "[It's] not something that I take lightly. It's an incredibly serious, sober decision."

He previously called for impeachment proceedings to begin earlier this month, along with a number of other major Democratic presidential candidates.

Pelosi has previously called impeachment the "most divisive" path and has yet to allow House Democrats to move forward with a process that could ultimately lead to Trump's removal from office.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leading contender in the 2020 field, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro have called for impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Congressional Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar have also called for Trump’s ousting.

Warren said on Monday that if anyone else did what Trump did, according to the Mueller report, "they would be arrested and put in jail."

Senator Kamala Harris has said that the US Congress should take steps toward impeaching President Donald Trump in the wake of the publication of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, saying she believes that Mueller's report revealed evidence of obstruction of justice.

A number of Democrats have called for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, despite warnings some that the effort is likely to be unsuccessful and could divide the country.

Source: USA Today

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