DNC Chair Candidate claims Trump already has done things that are grounds for impeachment
Atlanta, GA – During the Democratic National Committee leadership debate Wednesday night, Rep. Keith Ellison (D – MN) said President Donald Trump has already done multiple things that could be grounds for impeachment.
“Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment,” Ellison said during the debate. The crowd responded with cheers and clapping.
Ellison expounded on the claim, citing Trump’s businesses as reason for impeachment.
“I mean, on day one, he was in violation of the Emoluments Clause. This is a part of the Constitution that says as the president you can’t get payments from a foreign power. The day people checked into his hotel, and started paying him who were foreign dignitaries, he was in violation of that law. There’s already a lawsuit filed against him. And right now, it’s not about only Donald Trump. It is about the integrity of the presidency. So, yeah, 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, to make sure that nobody can monetize the presidency, and make profit off it, for their own gain.”
Ellison is a leading candidate for DNC Chair. The DNC will vote on who should be the new head of the party at their winter meeting this weekend.
Watch Ellison’s answer below: