‘We won’t be having these conversations on whether to do it, but it’s going to be when and how…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., told on CNN’s “New Day” she believes President Donald Trump gets “closer to being impeached” every day.
Rep.-elect @IlhanMN: “We know that this President, this administration every day has gone a little bit closer to being impeached. … We won’t be having these conversations on whether to do it, but it’s going to be when and how.” https://t.co/GMZo3BvrSB pic.twitter.com/y0jE4n7tU5
— New Day (@NewDay) December 18, 2018
Citing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Omar said impeachment is now only a matter of “when and how.”
“If this report comes out and we keep having the breaking headlines every single day, I’m pretty sure that it’s going to call for itself,” she said.
Omar will replace Rep. Keith Ellison as he becomes Minnesota’s attorney general, despite accusations that he beat his girlfriend, which prosecutors refused to pursue.
During the campaign, Omar was herself the subject of shocking headlines with records indicating that she had married her own brother for the alleged purposes immigration and school-loan fraud.
Despite evidence showing that she may have committed multiple felonies, Omar called the accusations “absurd and offensive.”
Voters and mainstream media largely ignored or dismissed the concerns.
Omar said that Democrats believe Mueller’s investigation into Trump could be “very revealing.”
“We won’t be having these conversations on whether to do it, but it’s going to be when and how,” she said.
Omar’s comments come as Democrats gear up to take control of the House of Representatives once again, giving the party power to subpoena, launch investigations, and even impeach the president.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has tried to quell the radical corners of her party, arguing that lawmakers should let Mueller’s investigation work itself out. If impeachment is going to be an option, Pelosi said it must be based on something so irrefutable that even Republicans would join the effort.
“You have to have evidence, evidence of the connection,” Pelosi said, “Everything’s about the connection.”
Some speculate that Pelosi’s call for moderation is little more than political posturing to mask the Democrat leadership’s true intentions.
Republicans faced heavy losses for pushing the 1998 impeachment of Bill Clinton, despite the evidence that he had committed perjury.
Clinton ultimately was acquitted by the Senate in a party-line vote.
Whatever the political end may be, anything short of Trump’s impeachment likely will not be enough to satisfy Omar and other members of the party’s radical leftist arm.
On CNN, she echoed a familiar talking point about the duty of the incoming Democratic majority to exercise its “oversight” of the White House, saying—without evidence—that it is what voters expected.
“We can walk and chew gum at the same time. Yes, the American people want us to legislate…but they also want us to resist and make sure that we exercise our oversight powers and hold this administration accountable,” Omar said.