Watch Liberal Activist Press Congressman On Impeaching Trump | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Watch Liberal Activist Press Congressman On Impeaching Trump | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


GOOD STUFF.>>WE’RE KEEPING AN EYE ON ALL>>WE’RE KEEPING AN EYE ON ALL OF IT, THANK YOU. OF IT, THANK YOU. WE HAVE A TON TO GET TO. WE HAVE A TON TO GET TO. WE ARE TRACKING THIS TOWN HALL. WE ARE TRACKING THIS TOWN HALL. THIS IS THE FIRST REPUBLICAN THIS IS THE FIRST REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER TO CALL FOR DONALD LAWMAKER TO CALL FOR DONALD TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT. TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT. YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE QUESTIONS YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE QUESTIONS HE GETS AS HE ANSWERS, JUSTIN HE GETS AS HE ANSWERS, JUSTIN AMASH THERE IN MICHIGAN. AMASH THERE IN MICHIGAN. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF THE QUESTIONERS ASK ABOUT SOME THE QUESTIONERS ASK ABOUT SOME OF THESE TOPICS. OF THESE TOPICS.>>>DONALD TRUMP BACK IN THE>>>DONALD TRUMP BACK IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER LITERALLY, UNITED STATES AFTER LITERALLY, IT SOUNDS BAD, BUT IT’S JUST THE IT SOUNDS BAD, BUT IT’S JUST THE NEWS, LITERALLY USING A NEWS, LITERALLY USING A DICTATOR’S NEWS TO ATTACK A DICTATOR’S NEWS TO ATTACK A DOMESTIC POLITICAL RIVAL. DOMESTIC POLITICAL RIVAL.>>>ALSO NEW REPORTING ON HOW>>>ALSO NEW REPORTING ON HOW DONALD TRUMP’S TWITTER HABIT IS DONALD TRUMP’S TWITTER HABIT IS ACTUALLY INCREASING. ACTUALLY INCREASING. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ABOUT THAT. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ABOUT THAT. BUT ALSO SOME MEASURES THE BUT ALSO SOME MEASURES THE PEOPLE ARE RESPONDING LESS TO PEOPLE ARE RESPONDING LESS TO HIM. HIM.>>>WE BEGIN WITH, AS MENTIONED,>>>WE BEGIN WITH, AS MENTIONED, THIS PICTURE RIGHT HERE. THIS PICTURE RIGHT HERE. SOMETHING YOU DON’T SEE EVERY SOMETHING YOU DON’T SEE EVERY DAY IN AMERICAN LIFE. DAY IN AMERICAN LIFE. A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT’S A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT’S POLITICAL PARTY, JUSTIN AMASH, POLITICAL PARTY, JUSTIN AMASH, HAVING HIS FIRST PUBLIC HAVING HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE HE BASICALLY APPEARANCE SINCE HE BASICALLY ENDORSED IMPEACHING OR AT LEAST ENDORSED IMPEACHING OR AT LEAST HOLDING IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS FOR HOLDING IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS FOR THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY. THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY. THIS IS GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN. THIS IS GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN. HE TWEETED BARR HAS SO FAR HE TWEETED BARR HAS SO FAR SUCCESSFULLY USED HIS POSITION SUCCESSFULLY USED HIS POSITION TO SELL THE PRESIDENT’S FALSE TO SELL THE PRESIDENT’S FALSE NARRATIVE TO THE AMERICAN NARRATIVE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THIS WILL CONTINUE IF PEOPLE, THIS WILL CONTINUE IF THOSE WHO HAVE READ THE REPORT THOSE WHO HAVE READ THE REPORT DO NOT START PUSHING BACK ON HIS DO NOT START PUSHING BACK ON HIS MISREPRESENTATIONS AND SHARE THE MISREPRESENTATIONS AND SHARE THE TRUTH. TRUTH. AMASH IS ALONE AMONG REPUBLICANS AMASH IS ALONE AMONG REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS AT THIS POINT, BUT IN CONGRESS AT THIS POINT, BUT THERE ARE AND WE’VE BEEN THERE ARE AND WE’VE BEEN COUNTING NOW 38 DEMOCRATS OPEN COUNTING NOW 38 DEMOCRATS OPEN TO BEGINNING IMPEACHMENT TO BEGINNING IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. PROCEEDINGS.>>WHY DO YOU THINK YOU CAN’T>>WHY DO YOU THINK YOU CAN’T CONVINCE A MAJORITY OF HOUSE CONVINCE A MAJORITY OF HOUSE DEMOCRATS THAT IT’S TIME TO DEMOCRATS THAT IT’S TIME TO IMPEACH HIM? IMPEACH HIM?>>NO, I THINK IT IS MOVING>>NO, I THINK IT IS MOVING TOWARDS THAT. TOWARDS THAT. IT’S GOING TO DEMAND IT. IT’S GOING TO DEMAND IT.>>IMPEACHMENT IS A POLITICAL>>IMPEACHMENT IS A POLITICAL ACT, BUT I’M ONE OF THOSE WHO ACT, BUT I’M ONE OF THOSE WHO BELIEVES WE WILL INEVITABLY HAVE BELIEVES WE WILL INEVITABLY HAVE AN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING. AN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING.>>ACTIVISTS ARE RAMPING UP>>ACTIVISTS ARE RAMPING UP PRESSURE ON DEMOCRATS IN PRESSURE ON DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS. CONGRESS. THERE’S A PROGRESSIVE GROUP WITH THERE’S A PROGRESSIVE GROUP WITH 2.4 MILLION MEMBERS THAT IS 2.4 MILLION MEMBERS THAT IS LAUNCHING A NEW BID TO PUSH LAUNCHING A NEW BID TO PUSH DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS TO BEGIN DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS TO BEGIN THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS. THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS. THIS IS WHAT SPEAKER PELOSI HAS THIS IS WHAT SPEAKER PELOSI HAS SAID THE NOT NECESSARY YET. SAID THE NOT NECESSARY YET. SENATE REPUBLICANS VOWING TO SENATE REPUBLICANS VOWING TO QUASH ANY IMPEACHMENT CHARGES, QUASH ANY IMPEACHMENT CHARGES, SENATOR GRAHAM SAYING IT WOULD SENATOR GRAHAM SAYING IT WOULD BE QUICKLY DISPOSED OF, SENATOR BE QUICKLY DISPOSED OF, SENATOR CORNYN SAID IT WOULD BE CORNYN SAID IT WOULD BE DEFEATED, “PURELY POLITICAL DEFEATED, “PURELY POLITICAL EXERCISE.” EXERCISE.” IN A MOMENT I’LL BE JOINED BY A IN A MOMENT I’LL BE JOINED BY A FORMER REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER WHO FORMER REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER WHO DISAGREES WITH HIS PARTY AND IS DISAGREES WITH HIS PARTY AND IS ALSO SAYING IT’S TIME TO ADDRESS ALSO SAYING IT’S TIME TO ADDRESS WHAT HE CALLS AN ILLEGITIMATE WHAT HE CALLS AN ILLEGITIMATE PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY.>>>I BEGIN WITH “NEW YORK>>>I BEGIN WITH “NEW YORK TIMES” COLUMNIST MICHELLE TIMES” COLUMNIST MICHELLE GOLDBERG AND SEAN ELRIDGE, STAND GOLDBERG AND SEAN ELRIDGE, STAND UP AMERICA, THE GROUP ADVOCATING UP AMERICA, THE GROUP ADVOCATING IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE. GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?>>THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED>>THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BROKE THE LAW. STATES BROKE THE LAW. RIGHT? RIGHT? IF YOU READ THE MUELLER REPORT, IF YOU READ THE MUELLER REPORT, HE NOT ONLY WELCOMED AN ATTACK HE NOT ONLY WELCOMED AN ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRIES, ON OUR ON OUR COUNTRIES, ON OUR ELECTIONS BY A HOSTILE FOREIGN ELECTIONS BY A HOSTILE FOREIGN POWER POWER POWER, HE THEN BROKE THE LAW TO POWER, HE THEN BROKE THE LAW TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE AND HIDE THE OBSTRUCT JUSTICE AND HIDE THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS TIES TO THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS TIES TO THE KREMLIN, HIS TEAM’S CRIMINAL KREMLIN, HIS TEAM’S CRIMINAL CONDUCT. CONDUCT. THE MUELLER REPORT IS VERY CLEAR THE MUELLER REPORT IS VERY CLEAR THAT IT IS UP TO CONGRESS TO THAT IT IS UP TO CONGRESS TO HOLD A CORRUPT PRESIDENT HOLD A CORRUPT PRESIDENT ACCOUNTABLE. ACCOUNTABLE. YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THAT OVER 900 YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THAT OVER 900 FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAID FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAID THAT IF DONALD TRUMP WERE NOT THAT IF DONALD TRUMP WERE NOT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, HE WOULD BE CHARGED WITH STATES, HE WOULD BE CHARGED WITH A CRIME OF OBSTRUCTION OF A CRIME OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. JUSTICE. AND I DON’T BELIEVE THAT ANYONE AND I DON’T BELIEVE THAT ANYONE IN OUR COUNTRY IS ABOVE THE LAW. IN OUR COUNTRY IS ABOVE THE LAW. SO I THINK IT’S TIME FOR SO I THINK IT’S TIME FOR IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS.>>YOU MAKE THAT CASE.>>YOU MAKE THAT CASE. A I THINK YOU MAKE IT CLEARLY. A I THINK YOU MAKE IT CLEARLY. WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT THE STATE WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT THE STATE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT IT OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT IT TAKES YOU, A FORMER TAKES YOU, A FORMER CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE, A CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE, A SELF-DESCRIBED ACTIVIST, IT SELF-DESCRIBED ACTIVIST, IT TAKES YOU TO LEAD THIS CHARGE? TAKES YOU TO LEAD THIS CHARGE? WHY IS THIS NOT COMING FROM THE WHY IS THIS NOT COMING FROM THE DEMOCRATS AND THEIR LEADERS WHO DEMOCRATS AND THEIR LEADERS WHO MANY OF THEM OF A LAW DEGREES, MANY OF THEM OF A LAW DEGREES, MANY OF THEM STUDY THESE ISSUES, MANY OF THEM STUDY THESE ISSUES, AND A LOT OF THEM AREN’T WHERE AND A LOT OF THEM AREN’T WHERE YOU ARE APPARENTLY? YOU ARE APPARENTLY?>>I THINK WE’RE SEEING A>>I THINK WE’RE SEEING A CHANGE. CHANGE. MORN MOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS MORN MOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SPEAK UP IN SUPPORT OF SPEAK UP IN SUPPORT OF IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. I THINK WE ALL NEED TO TAKE A I THINK WE ALL NEED TO TAKE A BREATH AND TAKE A STEP BAKE AND BREATH AND TAKE A STEP BAKE AND THINK ABOUT WHAT’S AT STAKE. THINK ABOUT WHAT’S AT STAKE. WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE POLITICAL WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES OF IMPEEP. AND A CONSEQUENCES OF IMPEEP. AND A LOMT OF FEAR AROUND THAT LOMT OF FEAR AROUND THAT DECISION. DECISION. AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF WE AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF WE DON’T ACT, WE’RE TELLING DONALD DON’T ACT, WE’RE TELLING DONALD TRUMP IT IS OKAY TO BREAK THE TRUMP IT IS OKAY TO BREAK THE LAW. LAW. WE’RE TELLING FUTURE PRESIDENTS WE’RE TELLING FUTURE PRESIDENTS IT’S OKAY TO ABUSE THEIR POWER. IT’S OKAY TO ABUSE THEIR POWER. WHEN I THINK ABOUT IMPEACHMENT, WHEN I THINK ABOUT IMPEACHMENT, I DON’T THINK ABOUT NANCY I DON’T THINK ABOUT NANCY PELOSI. PELOSI. I DON’T THINK ABOUT MITCH I DON’T THINK ABOUT MITCH McCONNELL. McCONNELL. I THINK ABOUT MY 1 1/2-YEAR-OLD I THINK ABOUT MY 1 1/2-YEAR-OLD SON WHO DOESN’T KNOW WHO DONALD SON WHO DOESN’T KNOW WHO DONALD TRUMP IS, WHO’S GOING TO GO TO TRUMP IS, WHO’S GOING TO GO TO SCHOOL AND LEARN ABOUT THIS MAN SCHOOL AND LEARN ABOUT THIS MAN WHO WAS OUR PRESIDENT, WHO BROKE WHO WAS OUR PRESIDENT, WHO BROKE THE LAW. THE LAW. HE’S GOING TO LEARN ABOUT THE HE’S GOING TO LEARN ABOUT THE MUELLER REPORT. MUELLER REPORT. HE’S GOING TO LEARN ABOUT HOW HE’S GOING TO LEARN ABOUT HOW OUR COUNTRY RESPONDED. OUR COUNTRY RESPONDED. I WANT MY SON AND FUTURE I WANT MY SON AND FUTURE GENERATIONS TO LEARN THAT THE GENERATIONS TO LEARN THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND CONGRESS AMERICAN PEOPLE AND CONGRESS STOOD UP AND SAID, THIS IS NOT STOOD UP AND SAID, THIS IS NOT OKAY. OKAY.>>BEFORE I BRING IN MICHELLE,>>BEFORE I BRING IN MICHELLE, WHO’S WRITTEN A LOT ABOUT THIS, WHO’S WRITTEN A LOT ABOUT THIS, WILL THERE BE ANY CONSEQUENCE WILL THERE BE ANY CONSEQUENCE FOR DEMOCRATS WHO DON’T COMPANY FOR DEMOCRATS WHO DON’T COMPANY WHAT YOU SAY IS THE RIGHT THING? WHAT YOU SAY IS THE RIGHT THING?>>I THINK THAT THERE ARE HUGE>>I THINK THAT THERE ARE HUGE CONSEQUENCES OF INACTION. CONSEQUENCES OF INACTION. NOT JUST EMBOLDENING DONALD NOT JUST EMBOLDENING DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP. I RUN A PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATION I RUN A PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATION WITH OVER 2 MILLION COMMUNITY WITH OVER 2 MILLION COMMUNITY MEMBERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. MEMBERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THESE ARE THE FOLKS WHO KNOCKED THESE ARE THE FOLKS WHO KNOCKED ON DOORS, MADE PHONE CALLS, ON DOORS, MADE PHONE CALLS, VOLUNTEERED, DONATED TO GET THIS VOLUNTEERED, DONATED TO GET THIS CONGRESS ELECTED LAST YEAR. CONGRESS ELECTED LAST YEAR. AND THERE’S A LOT OF FEAR AND AND THERE’S A LOT OF FEAR AND CONCERN ABOUT HOW DONALD TRUMP’S CONCERN ABOUT HOW DONALD TRUMP’S BASE IS GOING TO RESPOND TO AN BASE IS GOING TO RESPOND TO AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. I THINK WE SHOULD ALSO BE I THINK WE SHOULD ALSO BE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW PROGRESSIVE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW PROGRESSIVE WANT THESE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO WANT THESE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO DO THEIR JOB. DO THEIR JOB. THEY DON’T WANT TO ELECT PEOPLE THEY DON’T WANT TO ELECT PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO GOVERN BY FEAR, WHO ARE GOING TO GOVERN BY FEAR, THEY WANT PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING THEY WANT PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO GOVERN BY PRINCIPLES AND TO GOVERN BY PRINCIPLES AND PROTECT THE RULE OF LAW. PROTECT THE RULE OF LAW.>>TO ME KIND OF ONE OF THE>>TO ME KIND OF ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WITH IMETCH BIGGEST PROBLEMS WITH IMETCH IMPEACHMENT — THE REFUSING TO IMPEACHMENT — THE REFUSING TO IMPEACH, IT’S SO DISINGENUOUS. IMPEACH, IT’S SO DISINGENUOUS. IT IS SO OBVIOUSLY DRIVEN BY IT IS SO OBVIOUSLY DRIVEN BY FEAR OF BACKLASH. FEAR OF BACKLASH. NOBODY OUT THERE I THINK NOBODY OUT THERE I THINK BELIEVES THAT THE MAJORITY OF BELIEVES THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS ACTUALLY DON’T BELIEVE THAT ACTUALLY DON’T BELIEVE THAT TRUMP MERITS IMPEACHMENT OR THAT TRUMP MERITS IMPEACHMENT OR THAT HE’S COMMITTED CRIMES OR HE’S COMMITTED CRIMES OR IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES. IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES. THEY KIND OF KNOW THAT IT’S A THEY KIND OF KNOW THAT IT’S A PURELY POLITICAL — THERE’S PURELY POLITICAL — THERE’S ACTUALLY NOTHING MORE PURELY ACTUALLY NOTHING MORE PURELY POLITICAL THAN THE REFUSAL TO POLITICAL THAN THE REFUSAL TO IMPEACH. IMPEACH.>>YOU’RE ARGUING THE MEMBERS OF>>YOU’RE ARGUING THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO ARE HOLDING BACK CONGRESS WHO ARE HOLDING BACK ARE FULL OF IT? ARE FULL OF IT?>>I THINK THAT — WELL, LOOK, I>>I THINK THAT — WELL, LOOK, I THINK THAT WORRYING ABOUT THINK THAT WORRYING ABOUT EMBOLDENING DONALD TRUMP IS A EMBOLDENING DONALD TRUMP IS A LEGITIMATE THING TO WORRY ABOUT, LEGITIMATE THING TO WORRY ABOUT, SO I THINK THAT THEY ARE KIND OF SO I THINK THAT THEY ARE KIND OF CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY JUST LIKE EVERYONE THIS COUNTRY JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IS. ELSE IS. BUT I THINK THAT THEIR BUT I THINK THAT THEIR CALCULATION IS SORT OF CALCULATION IS SORT OF TRANSPARENTLY POLITICAL. TRANSPARENTLY POLITICAL.>>RIGHT, SO IT’S ALMOST LIKE>>RIGHT, SO IT’S ALMOST LIKE WE’RE SITTING HERE AT A TABLE IN WE’RE SITTING HERE AT A TABLE IN NEW YORK, AND YOU ALMOST FEEL NEW YORK, AND YOU ALMOST FEEL LIKE, THAT’S INTERESTING, WHAT LIKE, THAT’S INTERESTING, WHAT IF WE HAD A SITTING MEMBER OF IF WE HAD A SITTING MEMBER OF CONGRESS RIGHT HERE RESPOND TO CONGRESS RIGHT HERE RESPOND TO YOU? YOU?>>WELL, SO I WAS — I WENT TO A>>WELL, SO I WAS — I WENT TO A CONFERENCE — CONFERENCE –>>WE DO.>>WE DO.>>OH, OKAY.>>OH, OKAY. WELL LOOK, LET ME ASK — WELL LOOK, LET ME ASK –>>I’M BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL.>>I’M BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL. HE’S BEEN PATIENTLY WAITING. HE’S BEEN PATIENTLY WAITING. AND I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU, FOR AND I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU, FOR FURTHER RESPONSE TO MICHELLE, FURTHER RESPONSE TO MICHELLE, THIS IS FORMER CONGRESSMAN STEVE THIS IS FORMER CONGRESSMAN STEVE ISRAEL FROM NEW YORK. ISRAEL FROM NEW YORK. HE IS NOW DIRECTOR OF THE HE IS NOW DIRECTOR OF THE CORNELL UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS. POLITICS AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS. AND BASICALLY KNOWS A LOT ABOUT AND BASICALLY KNOWS A LOT ABOUT WHAT YOUR CAUCUS IS UP TO. WHAT YOUR CAUCUS IS UP TO. I WANT TO GIVE MICHELLE THE I WANT TO GIVE MICHELLE THE CHANCE TO FINISH. CHANCE TO FINISH. BUT I’M BRINGING YOU IN EARLIER BUT I’M BRINGING YOU IN EARLIER THAN PLANNED BECAUSE IT’S VERY THAN PLANNED BECAUSE IT’S VERY IMPORTANT, WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. IMPORTANT, WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THE WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS HERE WHEN YOU DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS HERE WHEN YOU SAY THAT IT’S — SAY THAT IT’S –>>SO I WAS ASKING — I ASKED>>SO I WAS ASKING — I ASKED CONGRESSMAN HAKEEM JEFFREYS THIS CONGRESSMAN HAKEEM JEFFREYS THIS LAST WEEK. LAST WEEK. YOU KNOW, HE’S ONE OF NANCY YOU KNOW, HE’S ONE OF NANCY PELOSI’S KIND OF CHIEF LAWSUIT PELOSI’S KIND OF CHIEF LAWSUIT TANTS. TANTS. AND I SAID, YOU KNOW, HOW DO YOU AND I SAID, YOU KNOW, HOW DO YOU TELL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT TELL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT TRUMP IS ILLEGITIMATE, THAT HE TRUMP IS ILLEGITIMATE, THAT HE HAS CLEARLY COMMITTED CRIMES AND HAS CLEARLY COMMITTED CRIMES AND IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES, THAT HE’S IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES, THAT HE’S OBVIOUSLY OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE, OBVIOUSLY OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE, BUT THAT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BUT THAT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO IMPEACH HIM? IMPEACH HIM? THAT THE TIME IS NOT YET RIGHT? THAT THE TIME IS NOT YET RIGHT? HOW DO YOU THINK THAT PEOPLE HOW DO YOU THINK THAT PEOPLE RESPOND TO THAT OR MAKE SENSE OF RESPOND TO THAT OR MAKE SENSE OF THAT? THAT? HE KIND OF — WHAT HE SAID TO ME HE KIND OF — WHAT HE SAID TO ME WAS BASICALLY, YOU KNOW, WE WAS BASICALLY, YOU KNOW, WE DIDN’T CAMPAIGN IN 2018 ON DIDN’T CAMPAIGN IN 2018 ON IMPEACHMENT, WE DIDN’T CAMPAIGN IMPEACHMENT, WE DIDN’T CAMPAIGN ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. WE CAMPAIGNED ON LOWERING WE CAMPAIGNED ON LOWERING PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES. PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES. WHICH TO ME THAT MAY BE TRUE, WHICH TO ME THAT MAY BE TRUE, ALTHOUGH I ACTUALLY THINK THAT ALTHOUGH I ACTUALLY THINK THAT ONE REASON ALL THOSE WOMEN ONE REASON ALL THOSE WOMEN TURNED OUT IN 2018 WAS TURNED OUT IN 2018 WAS BECAUSE — LESS BECAUSE OF THESE BECAUSE — LESS BECAUSE OF THESE KITCHEN TABLE ISSUES AND MORE KITCHEN TABLE ISSUES AND MORE BECAUSE OF THE EXISTENTIAL BECAUSE OF THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT OF THIS PRESIDENCY. THREAT OF THIS PRESIDENCY. BUT AGAIN, HE’S BASICALLY SAYING BUT AGAIN, HE’S BASICALLY SAYING THAT THIS ISN’T A POLITICALLY THAT THIS ISN’T A POLITICALLY VIABLE COURSE OF ACTION. VIABLE COURSE OF ACTION. NOT THAT IT’S NOT WARRANTED. NOT THAT IT’S NOT WARRANTED.>>CONGRESSMAN?>>CONGRESSMAN?>>WELL, LOOK.>>WELL, LOOK. LET’S FAST FORWARD. LET’S FAST FORWARD. POLITICS IS ABOUT STANDING UP ON POLITICS IS ABOUT STANDING UP ON PRINCIPLE. PRINCIPLE. BUT YOU CAN’T BE EFFECTIVE ON BUT YOU CAN’T BE EFFECTIVE ON PRINCIPLE IF YOU LOSE ELECTIONS. PRINCIPLE IF YOU LOSE ELECTIONS. SO LET’S FAST FORWARD. SO LET’S FAST FORWARD. LET’S SAY THAT THE DEMOCRATIC LET’S SAY THAT THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS AGREES THEY’RE GOING TO CAUCUS AGREES THEY’RE GOING TO IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP. IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP. LET’S SAY THEY GO THROUGH THIS LET’S SAY THEY GO THROUGH THIS IMPEACHMENT PROCESS. IMPEACHMENT PROCESS. WE KNOW ONE THING THAT IS CLEAR, WE KNOW ONE THING THAT IS CLEAR, WE CAN DISAGREE ON THE POLITICAL WE CAN DISAGREE ON THE POLITICAL FALLOUT. FALLOUT.>>BUT WE GO KNOW THE REPUBLICAN>>BUT WE GO KNOW THE REPUBLICAN SENATE WILL NOT REMOVE DONALD SENATE WILL NOT REMOVE DONALD TRUMP FROM OFFICE. TRUMP FROM OFFICE. WHICH IN MY VIEW GIVES HIM WHICH IN MY VIEW GIVES HIM LICENSE TO TRIPLE DOWN ON HOW HE LICENSE TO TRIPLE DOWN ON HOW HE ACTED ON THE MUELLER REPORT. ACTED ON THE MUELLER REPORT. REMEMBER THE MUELLER REPORT? REMEMBER THE MUELLER REPORT? ALL HE DID IS HE SAID, I’VE BEEN ALL HE DID IS HE SAID, I’VE BEEN EXONERATED, NO COLLUSION, NO EXONERATED, NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION, I DID NOTHING. OBSTRUCTION, I DID NOTHING. IMAGINE WHAT DONALD TRUMP WILL IMAGINE WHAT DONALD TRUMP WILL DO IF HE IS ACQUITTED IN DO IF HE IS ACQUITTED IN IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. I THINK WHAT HE DOES IS HE GOES I THINK WHAT HE DOES IS HE GOES INTO PENNSYLVANIA AND WISCONSIN INTO PENNSYLVANIA AND WISCONSIN AND STATES THAT DEMOCRATS NEED AND STATES THAT DEMOCRATS NEED TO STEAL AWAY FROM HIM, SAY I TO STEAL AWAY FROM HIM, SAY I WAS INNOCENT, THEY DIVIDED THIS WAS INNOCENT, THEY DIVIDED THIS COUNTRY, RE-ELECT ME. COUNTRY, RE-ELECT ME.>>SO YOUR STANCE IS THAT, TO>>SO YOUR STANCE IS THAT, TO MICHELLE’S POINT, IS THAT A MICHELLE’S POINT, IS THAT A POLITICAL RATIONALE? POLITICAL RATIONALE?>>YES, ITRESS ARE.>>YES, ITRESS ARE.>>WE APPRECIATE YOUR HONESTY.>>WE APPRECIATE YOUR HONESTY.>>THERE ARE TWO POLITICAL>>THERE ARE TWO POLITICAL BATTLEGROUNDS — BATTLEGROUNDS –>>HOW DO YOU GO THERE AND SAY,>>HOW DO YOU GO THERE AND SAY, AS SOMEONE WHO SERVED IN THIS AS SOMEONE WHO SERVED IN THIS CONGRESS, AND YOU KNOW SPEAKER CONGRESS, AND YOU KNOW SPEAKER PELOSI, AND I BELIEVE YOU HOLD PELOSI, AND I BELIEVE YOU HOLD HER IN HIGH REGARD. HER IN HIGH REGARD.>>YES, I DO.>>YES, I DO.>>HOW DO YOU SAY YOU TAKE AN>>HOW DO YOU SAY YOU TAKE AN OATH TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION, OATH TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION, THEN YOU HAVE A POLITICAL THEN YOU HAVE A POLITICAL EXCEPTION TO IT? EXCEPTION TO IT?>>WE SHOULD LET THE FACTS GO>>WE SHOULD LET THE FACTS GO WHERE THEY MAY, WHICH IS WHY YOU WHERE THEY MAY, WHICH IS WHY YOU HAVE MULTIPLE INVESTIGATIONS. HAVE MULTIPLE INVESTIGATIONS. IF IN FACT THESE INVESTIGATIONS IF IN FACT THESE INVESTIGATIONS REVEAL THAT THERE IS, NUMBER REVEAL THAT THERE IS, NUMBER ONE, IMPEACHABLE CONDUCT, NUMBER ONE, IMPEACHABLE CONDUCT, NUMBER TWO, A CONSENSUS, IT DOESN’T TWO, A CONSENSUS, IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A MAJORITY OF HAVE TO BE A MAJORITY OF REPUBLICAN SENATORS, BUT MAYBE REPUBLICAN SENATORS, BUT MAYBE THERE WILL BE SEVERAL MORE THAN THERE WILL BE SEVERAL MORE THAN JUSTIN AMASH BY HIMSELF. JUSTIN AMASH BY HIMSELF. IF THERE IS THAT CONSENSUS, THEN IF THERE IS THAT CONSENSUS, THEN MAYBE IMPEACHMENT IS AN OPTION. MAYBE IMPEACHMENT IS AN OPTION. I JUST WARN, TO SEAN’S POINT I JUST WARN, TO SEAN’S POINT ABOUT HIS 1 1/2-YEAR-OLD BABY, I ABOUT HIS 1 1/2-YEAR-OLD BABY, I DON’T WANT TO SET THE PRECEDENT. DON’T WANT TO SET THE PRECEDENT. I GET THE PRECEDENT, SEAN. I GET THE PRECEDENT, SEAN. WHAT I WORRY ABOUT IS I DON’T WHAT I WORRY ABOUT IS I DON’T WANT YOUR 1 1/2 CHILD TO HAVE WANT YOUR 1 1/2 CHILD TO HAVE FOUR MORE YEARS OF DONALD TRUMP FOUR MORE YEARS OF DONALD TRUMP WHICH I BELIEVE — WHICH I BELIEVE –>>BUT –>>BUT –>>LET ME FINISH, NOT ONLY FOUR>>LET ME FINISH, NOT ONLY FOUR MORE YEARS OF DRUMPL BUT A MORE YEARS OF DRUMPL BUT A REPUBLICAN RUBBER STAMP MAJORITY REPUBLICAN RUBBER STAMP MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. THAT GIVES US A VERY DIFFERENT THAT GIVES US A VERY DIFFERENT COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>– DO YOU WANT TO TELL US>>– DO YOU WANT TO TELL US YOUR CHILD’S NAME? YOUR CHILD’S NAME?>>DAVID.>>DAVID.>>WE DON’T HAVE TO KEEP SAYING>>WE DON’T HAVE TO KEEP SAYING 1 1/2-YEAR-OLD CHILD. 1 1/2-YEAR-OLD CHILD. I DON’T WANT DAVID TO BE JUST A I DON’T WANT DAVID TO BE JUST A SIDE NOTE IN A NEWS DEBATE. SIDE NOTE IN A NEWS DEBATE. I DON’T WANT THAT FOR DAVID. I DON’T WANT THAT FOR DAVID. IT’S A JOKE. IT’S A JOKE.>>I THINK THAT WE — THERE ARE>>I THINK THAT WE — THERE ARE A LOT OF ASSUMPTIONS. A LOT OF ASSUMPTIONS. THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING, THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING, WE KNOW NOW AN IMPEACHMENT WE KNOW NOW AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IS GOING TO IMPACT THE INQUIRY IS GOING TO IMPACT THE 2020 ELECTION — 2020 ELECTION –>>THE ANSWER IS –>>THE ANSWER IS –>>I’M GOING TO MODERATE THIS>>I’M GOING TO MODERATE THIS CAREFULLY. CAREFULLY. RESPOND TO EXACTLY WHAT THE RESPOND TO EXACTLY WHAT THE CONGRESSMAN SAID. CONGRESSMAN SAID. WAIT, WAIT. WAIT, WAIT. THE CONGRESSMAN MAKES A SPECIFIC THE CONGRESSMAN MAKES A SPECIFIC ASSUMPTION, THAT MANY VIEWERS I ASSUMPTION, THAT MANY VIEWERS I THINK WOULD UNDERSTAND. THINK WOULD UNDERSTAND. THAT’S WHY IT’S A HARD DEBATE. THAT’S WHY IT’S A HARD DEBATE. EVEN IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT EVEN IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT’S IN THE MUELLER REPORT, WHAT’S IN THE MUELLER REPORT, THE CONGRESSMAN SAYS THE SENATE THE CONGRESSMAN SAYS THE SENATE WOULD ACQUIT. WOULD ACQUIT. DO YOU DISAGREE? DO YOU DISAGREE?>>I THINK TWO IMPORTANT POINTS.>>I THINK TWO IMPORTANT POINTS. ONE, WE NEED TO SET A HISTORICAL ONE, WE NEED TO SET A HISTORICAL MARKER DOWN AND SAY, THIS MARKER DOWN AND SAY, THIS BEHAVIOR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. BEHAVIOR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.>>EVEN IF THEY WOULD ACQUIT YOU>>EVEN IF THEY WOULD ACQUIT YOU STILL BELIEVE THAT? STILL BELIEVE THAT?>>YES.>>YES. AND I DON’T KNOW WHY WE’RE SO AND I DON’T KNOW WHY WE’RE SO AFRAID OF AN ELECTION IN WHICH AFRAID OF AN ELECTION IN WHICH WE MIGHT HAVE ONE PARTY SAYS WE MIGHT HAVE ONE PARTY SAYS THAT NO ONE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT NO ONE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS ABOVE THE LAW, AND OF AMERICA IS ABOVE THE LAW, AND THE OTHER PARTY SAYS, ACTUALLY, THE OTHER PARTY SAYS, ACTUALLY, WE BELIEVE IN CRONYISM, WE WE BELIEVE IN CRONYISM, WE BELIEVE IN CORRUPTION, WE THINK BELIEVE IN CORRUPTION, WE THINK THE PRESIDENT IS ABOVE THE LAW. THE PRESIDENT IS ABOVE THE LAW. I’M NOT AFRAID OF THAT DEBATE. I’M NOT AFRAID OF THAT DEBATE. OF COURSE WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT OF COURSE WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT HEALTH CARE, OF COURSE WE HAVE HEALTH CARE, OF COURSE WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT WORKING WAGES AND TO TALK ABOUT WORKING WAGES AND GROWING OUR ECONOMY. GROWING OUR ECONOMY. BUT LET’S NOT BE AFRAID OF THE BUT LET’S NOT BE AFRAID OF THE DEBATE — DEBATE –>>MICHELLE, THEN THE>>MICHELLE, THEN THE CONGRESSMAN. CONGRESSMAN.>>I WOULD SAY I ALSO HAVE SMALL>>I WOULD SAY I ALSO HAVE SMALL CHILDREN BUT WHO ARE OLD ENOUGH CHILDREN BUT WHO ARE OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW WHO DONALD TRUMP IS AND TO KNOW WHO DONALD TRUMP IS AND ARE GENUINELY SCARED OF HIM AND ARE GENUINELY SCARED OF HIM AND IT BREAKS MY HEART THAT HE’S IT BREAKS MY HEART THAT HE’S THEIR IMAGE WHAT WAS A PRESIDENT THEIR IMAGE WHAT WAS A PRESIDENT IS. IS. THERE’S NOTHING THAT FILLS ME THERE’S NOTHING THAT FILLS ME WITH GREATER HORROR THAN THE WITH GREATER HORROR THAN THE IDEA OF RE-ELECTING DONALD IDEA OF RE-ELECTING DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP. BUT I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY BUT I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE SO SURE THAT HAVING PEOPLE ARE SO SURE THAT HAVING MONTHS-LONG, DRAMATIC MONTHS-LONG, DRAMATIC CONGRESSIONAL — THAT HAVING CONGRESSIONAL — THAT HAVING MONTHS OF DRAMATIC CONGRESSIONAL MONTHS OF DRAMATIC CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY AND HEARINGS, THEN TESTIMONY AND HEARINGS, THEN YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE THIS KIND YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE THIS KIND OF SHOW TRIAL IN THE SENATE THAT OF SHOW TRIAL IN THE SENATE THAT THEY’RE GOING TO DISPOSE OF THEY’RE GOING TO DISPOSE OF QUICKLY. QUICKLY. I UNDERSTAND THEY’RE NOT GOING I UNDERSTAND THEY’RE NOT GOING TO REMOVE HIM BUT I DON’T TO REMOVE HIM BUT I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY ANYBODY THINKS UNDERSTAND WHY ANYBODY THINKS THESE MONTHS OF TELEVISED, THESE MONTHS OF TELEVISED, DRAMATIC HEARINGS WHERE THE DRAMATIC HEARINGS WHERE THE COUNTRY IS GOING TO BE RIVETED COUNTRY IS GOING TO BE RIVETED IS GOING TO HELP DONALD TRUMP. IS GOING TO HELP DONALD TRUMP. AND AS IT IS NOW, HE’S AND AS IT IS NOW, HE’S COMPLETELY EMBOLDENED BY THE COMPLETELY EMBOLDENED BY THE REFUSAL TO IMPEACH. REFUSAL TO IMPEACH. SO IMAGINE IF WE DON’T IMPEACH SO IMAGINE IF WE DON’T IMPEACH AND THEN HE’S RE-ELECTED. AND THEN HE’S RE-ELECTED. AND THEN KIND OF DEMOCRATS HAVE AND THEN KIND OF DEMOCRATS HAVE TO FACE THE HUMILIATION OF THEIR TO FACE THE HUMILIATION OF THEIR OWN COWARDICE. OWN COWARDICE.>>WE SHOULD ASK THE 40>>WE SHOULD ASK THE 40 DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF A HOUSE DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF A HOUSE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY WHAT THEY DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY WHAT THEY THINK. THINK. BECAUSE THEY’RE THE ONES WHO ARE BECAUSE THEY’RE THE ONES WHO ARE DOING THE TOWN HALL MEETINGS, DOING THE TOWN HALL MEETINGS, DOING THE SUPERMARKET SATURDAYS. DOING THE SUPERMARKET SATURDAYS. I TALK TO THEM DIRECTLY. I TALK TO THEM DIRECTLY. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY TELL ME? YOU KNOW WHAT THEY TELL ME? IN THOSE 40 DISTRICTS WHICH WERE IN THOSE 40 DISTRICTS WHICH WERE FLIPPED FROM REPUBLICANS, THEIR FLIPPED FROM REPUBLICANS, THEIR CONSTITUENTS AREN’T TALKING CONSTITUENTS AREN’T TALKING ABOUT IMPEACHMENT. ABOUT IMPEACHMENT. THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT MEDICARE, THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT MEDICARE, PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES, PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES, TRUMP’S BEHAVIOR. TRUMP’S BEHAVIOR. IF IN THOSE DISTRICTS, IF THE IF IN THOSE DISTRICTS, IF THE NARRATIVE IS DOMINATED BY NARRATIVE IS DOMINATED BY IMPEACHMENT, YOU LOSE THE IMPEACHMENT, YOU LOSE THE MAJORITY, I BELIEVE. MAJORITY, I BELIEVE. AND ONE MORE POINT, IN TERMS OF AND ONE MORE POINT, IN TERMS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, THIS THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, THIS IS A QUINTILE ELECTION. IS A QUINTILE ELECTION. 35% OF THE ELECTORATE LOCKED IN 35% OF THE ELECTORATE LOCKED IN FOR HIM, 45% LOCKED IN AGAINST FOR HIM, 45% LOCKED IN AGAINST HIM. HIM. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE 20% THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE THE 20% THAT HAVEN’T MADE A JUDGMENT. HAVEN’T MADE A JUDGMENT.>>YOU’RE SAYING SOME OF WHAT>>YOU’RE SAYING SOME OF WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT YOUR MATTERS IS WHAT YOUR COLLEAGUES — AGAIN, YOU DID COLLEAGUES — AGAIN, YOU DID THIS JOB, YOU’RE IN THIS CAUCUS, THIS JOB, YOU’RE IN THIS CAUCUS, YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE. YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE. YOU’RE SAYING IT’S WHAT THEY’RE YOU’RE SAYING IT’S WHAT THEY’RE HEARING AT THE TOWN HALLS. HEARING AT THE TOWN HALLS. I’M BEING TOLD, WE TOLD FOLKS WE I’M BEING TOLD, WE TOLD FOLKS WE WOULD BRING ANYTHING INTERESTING WOULD BRING ANYTHING INTERESTING OUT OF THE JUSTIN AMASH TOWN OUT OF THE JUSTIN AMASH TOWN HALL WHICH IS HAPPENING RIGHT HALL WHICH IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, AND WE HAVE IT. NOW, AND WE HAVE IT. THIS IS A REPUBLICAN THIS IS A REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN, ALTHOUGH CONSIDERED CONGRESSMAN, ALTHOUGH CONSIDERED SOMETIMES LIBERTARIAN AND SOMETIMES LIBERTARIAN AND CRITICAL OF HIS PARTY. CRITICAL OF HIS PARTY. HEAVES HE WAS DISCUSSING THESE HEAVES HE WAS DISCUSSING THESE ISSUES JUST NOW. ISSUES JUST NOW. LISTEN TO THE RESPONSE HE GOT. LISTEN TO THE RESPONSE HE GOT.>>I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT>>I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE DO OUR JOB AS A THAT WE DO OUR JOB AS A CONGRESS. CONGRESS. THAT WE NOT ALLOW MISCONDUCT TO THAT WE NOT ALLOW MISCONDUCT TO GO UNDETERRED. GO UNDETERRED. THAT WE NOT JUST SAY — THAT WE NOT JUST SAY — [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ] — SOMEONE CAN VIOLATE THE — SOMEONE CAN VIOLATE THE PUBLIC TRUST AND THAT THERE ARE PUBLIC TRUST AND THAT THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCES TO IT. NO CONSEQUENCES TO IT. WE CAN’T LET CONDUCT LIKE THAT WE CAN’T LET CONDUCT LIKE THAT GO UNCHECKED. GO UNCHECKED. CONGRESS HAS A DUTY TO KEEP THE CONGRESS HAS A DUTY TO KEEP THE PRESIDENT IN CHECK. PRESIDENT IN CHECK.>>YOU’VE BEEN LISTENING TO NEW>>YOU’VE BEEN LISTENING TO NEW SOUND FROM REPUBLICAN JUSTIN SOUND FROM REPUBLICAN JUSTIN AMASH, THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE AMASH, THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE CAUCUS TO OPENLY SUPPORT CAUCUS TO OPENLY SUPPORT IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS FOR IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. PRESIDENT TRUMP. I WANT TO BRING IN ANOTHER I WANT TO BRING IN ANOTHER FORMER CONGRESSMAN, REPUBLICAN FORMER CONGRESSMAN, REPUBLICAN TOM COLEMAN, WHO JUST WROTE A TOM COLEMAN, WHO JUST WROTE A PIECE SAYING THAT DONALD TRUMP PIECE SAYING THAT DONALD TRUMP AND PENCE ARE EFFECTIVELY AND PENCE ARE EFFECTIVELY ILLEGITIMATE AND SHOULD BE ILLEGITIMATE AND SHOULD BE IMPEACHED. IMPEACHED. GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR COMING GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR COMING ON “THE BEAT.” ON “THE BEAT.”>>ARI, THANK YOU.>>ARI, THANK YOU. IT WAS ENTERTAINING TO LISTEN TO IT WAS ENTERTAINING TO LISTEN TO YOUR GUESTS THERE. YOUR GUESTS THERE. I ALMOST FELT LIKE THEY NEEDED A I ALMOST FELT LIKE THEY NEEDED A REFEREE. REFEREE.>>A REFEREE, WELL.>>A REFEREE, WELL. MAYBE THEY HAD ENOUGH TIME TO MAYBE THEY HAD ENOUGH TIME TO TALK AND I WAS ONLY REFEREEING TALK AND I WAS ONLY REFEREEING PART OF IT. PART OF IT. THEY’RE STILL HERE AS IS YOUR THEY’RE STILL HERE AS IS YOUR FORMER COLLEAGUE HERE. FORMER COLLEAGUE HERE. WHAT DREW YOU TO REACH THIS WHAT DREW YOU TO REACH THIS CONCLUSION AND WHAT RESPONSE, IF CONCLUSION AND WHAT RESPONSE, IF ANY, DO YOU HAVE TO WHAT WE ANY, DO YOU HAVE TO WHAT WE HEARD ABOUT CONGRESSMAN AMASH HEARD ABOUT CONGRESSMAN AMASH AND THE PANEL? AND THE PANEL?>>I WOULD HAVE TO ASSOCIATE>>I WOULD HAVE TO ASSOCIATE MYSELF WITH SEAN AND MICHELLE’S MYSELF WITH SEAN AND MICHELLE’S COMMENTS. COMMENTS. I THINK THEY’RE SPOT ON. I THINK THEY’RE SPOT ON. IN FACT, THEY WOULD BE THE SAME IN FACT, THEY WOULD BE THE SAME COMMENTS THAT I WOULD MAKE. COMMENTS THAT I WOULD MAKE. IF YOU CONDONE WRONGDOING, WHICH IF YOU CONDONE WRONGDOING, WHICH IS WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS ALL IS WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS ALL ABOUT, THEN YOU’RE GOING TO ABOUT, THEN YOU’RE GOING TO ENCOURAGE IT. ENCOURAGE IT. IF YOU ENCOURAGE IT, YOU’RE IF YOU ENCOURAGE IT, YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE THE RULE OF LAW GOING TO LOSE THE RULE OF LAW AND POSSIBLY RISK OUR DEMOCRACY. AND POSSIBLY RISK OUR DEMOCRACY. I DON’T HAVE A 1 1/2-YEAR-OLD I DON’T HAVE A 1 1/2-YEAR-OLD BUT I HAVE THREE GRANDDAUGHTERS. BUT I HAVE THREE GRANDDAUGHTERS. AND THAT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. AND THAT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.>>I MEAN, DAVID IS THE FIFTH –>>I MEAN, DAVID IS THE FIFTH — DAVID ELRIDGE IS DEFINITELY THE DAVID ELRIDGE IS DEFINITELY THE EXTRA BOOKING WE DIDN’T KNOW WE EXTRA BOOKING WE DIDN’T KNOW WE HAD TONIGHT. HAD TONIGHT. CONGRESSMAN, YOU’RE SPEAKING CONGRESSMAN, YOU’RE SPEAKING ABOUT THE GENERATIONS THAT ABOUT THE GENERATIONS THAT FOLLOW US, WHICH IS WHAT WAS FOLLOW US, WHICH IS WHAT WAS BROUGHT UP. BROUGHT UP.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>YOU ARE KNOWN TO MANY WHO>>YOU ARE KNOWN TO MANY WHO FOLLOW CONGRESS AS — I THINK FOLLOW CONGRESS AS — I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY EXTREMELY IT’S FAIR TO SAY EXTREMELY CONSERVATIVE, FAIR? CONSERVATIVE, FAIR?>>NO.>>NO. I WOULD CONSIDER MYSELF A MIDDLE I WOULD CONSIDER MYSELF A MIDDLE OF THE ROEDER. OF THE ROEDER. I HAD A DEMOCRATIC DISTRICT THAT I HAD A DEMOCRATIC DISTRICT THAT AS A REPUBLICAN I HAD TO, YOU AS A REPUBLICAN I HAD TO, YOU KNOW, GET RE-ELECTED IN. KNOW, GET RE-ELECTED IN.>>WHAT WAS YOUR NRA RATING?>>WHAT WAS YOUR NRA RATING?>>I COULDN’T HAVE BEEN TOO>>I COULDN’T HAVE BEEN TOO CONSERVATIVE. CONSERVATIVE.>>WHAT WAS YOUR NRA RATING?>>WHAT WAS YOUR NRA RATING?>>THE NRA ENDED UP DEFEATING>>THE NRA ENDED UP DEFEATING ME. ME. BECAUSE I VOTED FOR THE BRADY BECAUSE I VOTED FOR THE BRADY BILL. BILL.>>DIDN’T YOU HAVE A GOOD>>DIDN’T YOU HAVE A GOOD RATING? RATING?>>NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT.>>NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT.>>NO?>>NO? OKAY. OKAY.>>I HAD AN “F” RATING.>>I HAD AN “F” RATING.>>YOU HAD AN “F”?>>YOU HAD AN “F”?>>I THINK SO.>>I THINK SO. “D” OR “F.” “D” OR “F.” THEY SPENT IN TODAY’S DOLLARS THEY SPENT IN TODAY’S DOLLARS $500,000 TO DEFEAT ME IN ’92. $500,000 TO DEFEAT ME IN ’92.>>WE’LL FOLLOW THE EVIDENCE AND>>WE’LL FOLLOW THE EVIDENCE AND CREDIT YOU FOR ALL OF THAT. CREDIT YOU FOR ALL OF THAT. NOT ASSUMING CONSERVATIVE. NOT ASSUMING CONSERVATIVE. YOU DE-DASCRIBE YOURSELF AS A YOU DE-DASCRIBE YOURSELF AS A CONSTITUTIONAL CENTRIST? CONSTITUTIONAL CENTRIST? YOU TELL ME. YOU TELL ME.>>A CENTRIST.>>A CENTRIST. I WAS NOT A BOMB-THROWER. I WAS NOT A BOMB-THROWER. I WAS NOT OF THE GINGRICH GROUP. I WAS NOT OF THE GINGRICH GROUP. I GOT THINGS DONE BECAUSE I I GOT THINGS DONE BECAUSE I WORKED WITH DEMOCRATS. WORKED WITH DEMOCRATS. SO COMP MYSELF IS NOT A DIRTY SO COMP MYSELF IS NOT A DIRTY WORD TO ME. WORD TO ME. I REALLY THINK, AND I’M SO GLAD I REALLY THINK, AND I’M SO GLAD TO HEAR THE DISCUSSION HERE TO HEAR THE DISCUSSION HERE TODAY, ABOUT THE REASONS WHY WE TODAY, ABOUT THE REASONS WHY WE SHOULD GO FORWARD ON SHOULD GO FORWARD ON IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. AND I DON’T NEED — THINK YOU AND I DON’T NEED — THINK YOU NEED TO PUT OUT A BIG BULLETIN NEED TO PUT OUT A BIG BULLETIN BOARD AND SAY, IMPEACHMENT’S BOARD AND SAY, IMPEACHMENT’S BEGINNING. BEGINNING. HAVE THESE HEARINGS. HAVE THESE HEARINGS. MR. MUELLER HAS TO COME UP. MR. MUELLER HAS TO COME UP. HE HAS TO HAVE A COMPLETE HE HAS TO HAVE A COMPLETE TESTIMONY IN PUBLIC. TESTIMONY IN PUBLIC. HE MAY NOT WANT TO DO IT, HE MAY HE MAY NOT WANT TO DO IT, HE MAY NOT LIKE DOING IT, BUT I DO NOT LIKE DOING IT, BUT I DO BELIEVE HE OWES IT TO THE BELIEVE HE OWES IT TO THE COUNTRY AND FUTURE GENERATIONS COUNTRY AND FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PUT A FACE ON THIS REPORT AND TO PUT A FACE ON THIS REPORT AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. YOU KNOW, IT’S 430 PAGES. YOU KNOW, IT’S 430 PAGES. AND NOBODY’S GOING TO GO THROUGH AND NOBODY’S GOING TO GO THROUGH IT, UNLESS YOU’RE IN CONGRESS OR IT, UNLESS YOU’RE IN CONGRESS OR PERHAPS IN THE NEWS MEDIA, ALL PERHAPS IN THE NEWS MEDIA, ALL OF IT. OF IT. BUT THERE’S ENOUGH IN THERE FOR BUT THERE’S ENOUGH IN THERE FOR IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. IT’S ABUSE OF POWER. IT’S ABUSE OF POWER. IT’S THE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. IT’S THE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. IT’S THE COLLUSION. IT’S THE COLLUSION. YOU KNOW, HE SAYS THERE’S YOU KNOW, HE SAYS THERE’S COLLUSION IN THERE, IT’S COLLUSION IN THERE, IT’S COORDINATION, COOPERATION. COORDINATION, COOPERATION. WHEN YOUR CAMPAIGN MANAGER SITS WHEN YOUR CAMPAIGN MANAGER SITS DOWN WITH A RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE DOWN WITH A RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE ASSET IN NEW YORK AND GIVES THEM ASSET IN NEW YORK AND GIVES THEM THE POLLING OF YOUR CAMPAIGN AND THE POLLING OF YOUR CAMPAIGN AND STRATEGIC DOCUMENT ON HOW TO WIN STRATEGIC DOCUMENT ON HOW TO WIN THE MIDWEST STATES, AND THAT’S THE MIDWEST STATES, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO, YOU’VE GOT EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO, YOU’VE GOT SOME COLLUSION GOING ON. SOME COLLUSION GOING ON. AND IT’S WRONG. AND IT’S WRONG. AND CONGRESS NEEDS TO STEP IN AND CONGRESS NEEDS TO STEP IN AND HAVE THESE HEARINGS, AND IF AND HAVE THESE HEARINGS, AND IF IT BECOMES EVIDENT THAT HE IT BECOMES EVIDENT THAT HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED, THEN PURSUE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED, THEN PURSUE THAT. THAT.>>I THINK HE RAISES AN>>I THINK HE RAISES AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT POINT, WHICH EXTREMELY IMPORTANT POINT, WHICH IS MOST AMERICANS HAVE NOT READ IS MOST AMERICANS HAVE NOT READ THE MUELLER REPORT. THE MUELLER REPORT. I DON’T THINK MOST MEST OF GREBS I DON’T THINK MOST MEST OF GREBS HAVE READ THE MUELLER REPORT. HAVE READ THE MUELLER REPORT. THAT’S PART OF WHY THESE THAT’S PART OF WHY THESE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS ARE SO IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS ARE SO IMPORTANT. IMPORTANT. WE NEED TO AIR THE EVIDENCE FOR WE NEED TO AIR THE EVIDENCE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THEY NEED TO SEE WITH THEIR OWN THEY NEED TO SEE WITH THEIR OWN EYES, HEAR THEMSELVES, TRUMP’S EYES, HEAR THEMSELVES, TRUMP’S CRIMINAL CONDUCT. CRIMINAL CONDUCT. THE REALITY IS IF ANYONE ELSE IN THE REALITY IS IF ANYONE ELSE IN OUR COUNTRY DID WHAT DONALD OUR COUNTRY DID WHAT DONALD TRUMP DID, THEY’D BE HEADING TO TRUMP DID, THEY’D BE HEADING TO JAIL, THEY’D BE INDICTED. JAIL, THEY’D BE INDICTED. WE NEED TO LAY OUT THAT CRIMINAL WE NEED TO LAY OUT THAT CRIMINAL CONDUCT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. CONDUCT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>YEAH, I MEAN, I THINK THAT>>YEAH, I MEAN, I THINK THAT THE POINT OF IMPEACHMENT THE POINT OF IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS IS NOT THAT WE THINK HEARINGS IS NOT THAT WE THINK WE’RE GOING TO REMOVE DONALD WE’RE GOING TO REMOVE DONALD TRUMP BEFORE THE 2020 ELECTION. TRUMP BEFORE THE 2020 ELECTION. THE POINT OF IMPEACHMENT IS TO THE POINT OF IMPEACHMENT IS TO HAVE THESE HEARINGS, TO HAVE HAVE THESE HEARINGS, TO HAVE THIS KIND OF SYSTEMATIC LAYING THIS KIND OF SYSTEMATIC LAYING OUT OF THE EVIDENCE, NOT JUST OF OUT OF THE EVIDENCE, NOT JUST OF HIS OBSTRUCTION, AND I AGREE, HIS OBSTRUCTION, AND I AGREE, COLLUSION, WITH REGARDS TO COLLUSION, WITH REGARDS TO RUSSIA AND THE COVER-UP WITH THE RUSSIA AND THE COVER-UP WITH THE MUELLER PROBE. MUELLER PROBE. BUT EMOLUMENTS, ABUSE OF POWER, BUT EMOLUMENTS, ABUSE OF POWER, ALL SORTS OF — THERE’S THE ALL SORTS OF — THERE’S THE CORRUPTION THAT WE ALL TALK CORRUPTION THAT WE ALL TALK ABOUT KIND OF HOW TO TALK ABOUT, ABOUT KIND OF HOW TO TALK ABOUT, BECAUSE IT’S SO SPRAWLING THAT BECAUSE IT’S SO SPRAWLING THAT IT’S DIFFICULT FOR EVEN PEOPLE IT’S DIFFICULT FOR EVEN PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW IT FULL-TIME TO GET WHO FOLLOW IT FULL-TIME TO GET YOUR HEAD AROUND. YOUR HEAD AROUND. RIGHT? RIGHT? YOU NEED TO HAVE MONTHS OF THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE MONTHS OF THAT BEING LAID OUT SYSTEMATICALLY BEING LAID OUT SYSTEMATICALLY FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE — FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE –>>I GOT TO GET CONGRESSMAN>>I GOT TO GET CONGRESSMAN ISRAEL IN. ISRAEL IN. IT HAS BEEN THREE-ON-ONE. IT HAS BEEN THREE-ON-ONE. YOUR CLOSING ARGUMENT? YOUR CLOSING ARGUMENT?>>I LIVED TO TELL THE TALE.>>I LIVED TO TELL THE TALE. ADAM SCHIFF, ELIJAH CUMMINGS, ADAM SCHIFF, ELIJAH CUMMINGS, JERRY NADLER, OTHER MEMBERS OF JERRY NADLER, OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DOING THESE CONGRESS DOING THESE INVESTIGATIONS. INVESTIGATIONS. I AGREE WITH MY FORMER I AGREE WITH MY FORMER COLLEAGUE, YOU DON’T NEED TO PUT COLLEAGUE, YOU DON’T NEED TO PUT IMPEACHMENT ON THE TABLE. IMPEACHMENT ON THE TABLE. THAT DOESN’T MEAN SUSPENDING THAT DOESN’T MEAN SUSPENDING THESE INVESTIGATIONS. THESE INVESTIGATIONS. INVESTIGATE, SUBPOENA, DO YOUR INVESTIGATE, SUBPOENA, DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE, EXERCISE YOUR DUE DILIGENCE, EXERCISE YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL OVERSIGHT CONSTITUTIONAL OVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITIES. RESPONSIBILITIES. AND IF FACTS EMERGE THAT LEAD TO

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  • Nevuah Gallery says:

    I'VE READ THE MUELLER REPORT!!! Attorney General Bill Barr told boldfaced lies to the American people to cover that Tangerine Tyrant's wrinkled orange-peel butt and If these milktoast politicians do not impeach and remove Donald Trump from the Oval Office, they need to apologize to every convict that's ever occupied a prison cell.
    This lawless excuse for a President has weakened our Constitution and our National Security by aiding and abetting hostile foreign powers against the United States. By refusing to act to bring an immediate halt to these overt criminal acts, both the Congress and Senate are refusing to upholding their oaths of office and should face removal for being complicit in Trump's obvious criminality.
    THIS IS A DIRECT QUOTE FROM ROBERT MUELLER: "If we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so."

  • LTV The Locker Room says:

    THERE IS NOT ONE PIECE OF EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT IMPEACHMENT…AND WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH PENCE….HE WILL FOLLOW IN TRUMPS FOOTSTEPS IN DRAINING THE SWAMP….WILL YOU IMPEACH HIM TOO??????

  • LTV The Locker Room says:

    HOW MANY ARE LINED UP TO IMPEACH PENCE…GONNA HAVE TO DO THIS ALL OVER AGAIN…BA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Hi Ari great show. Thanks. 1 point nobody made: USA is as much a raw model to western democracies as the president to the country. Austrian populists have already started looking for their oligarchs to do business with in return for manipulative help from Putin! If u deny ur country of justice in that u don't impeach 45 u also signal digitally capable dictators around the world to use the same system to manipulate us in future. Accountability is the foundation of a working democracy. What's the use of a constitution otherwise. Think of the banana republics. Please impeach! The rest of the free world is staring at u! Merkel said we can't rely on u any more. 45 just told Japan it's each man for himself! Tillerson said 45 portrayed US army as a bunch of mercenaries. So the question is also how do u want to be perceived by ur friends & allies and your enemies?

  • LTV The Locker Room says:

    HOW CAN YOU ALLOW A BROAD TO COME ON YOUR SHOW AND SPEAK LIKE THAT…SHE IS A LIAR AND NHAS NOT ONE PIECE OF EVIDENCE….THANK GOD THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT

  • Scottish Wifey says:

    A republican with a spine, well done Justin Amash, and because he has spoken the corrupt DeVos family ie Betsy will no longer give money to him.

  • This man knows that eventually the truth will win over this evil…….McConnell, Graham will go down as the most evil people to serve (LOL) the Senate…….

  • It is wrong to say that the Republican Senate will not take the impeachment to trial and convict after all these important FACTS come to public light during impeachment public hearings. Remember Nixon faced a Republican senate also but realized after public hearings that he stood no chance against the obvious facts that were produced to the public. I think the facts will speak loudly to the public and the public pressure on the Senate would be enough to bring impeachment to trial. Even Mitch McConnell would not be able hold back the flood gates of public opinion. If he tried, it would mean the certain death of the Republican party for decades.

  • I think in the long run if they don't impeach it will send a bad message to America…….the beginning of the end of our country……….

  • Rachel Sheve says:

    Unfortunately, Trump won’t get impeached! Furthermore the Orange asshat will be elected for a 2nd term! provided, the economy is still strong and he supports Israel’s and Saudi’s growth goals across the Middle East!

  • Nick Briseno says:

    Amash seems like a stand up guy. Hope others in Republican party follow his example & start upholding the laws & oaths they have sworn to.

  • Marcellino Sananto says:

    Hey Democrats in Congress, stand up and defend our democracy.  . Impeach the criminal traitor already!!!

  • Robert Lindeman says:

    I am finally of the mind that impeachment needs to go forward. Let the GOP senators deal with the aftermath, if they resist finding in the favor of the public good.

  • Linda Brooks says:

    Either the Democrats is as guilty as the Republicans party this Congress man should be voted out of office he is scary because represent like that the Democrats don't need Shaun and Michelle is what the Democrats need

  • The democrats were voted in for impeaching Trump. They are jeopardising their stance and their future votes.

  • Linda Brooks says:

    Twitter's account is increasing because Russia and Saudi is following to see how to influence this fool even N.Korea

  • imnotabotrlyimnot says:

    These people are a joke. Get over it losers. Your chosen candidate didn't win the election, grow up and stop acting like children. Get your fake news here at msnbc folks, or cnn, doesn't matter it's all fake news.

  • mildred grossman says:

    Read the Mueller report…..Manafort strategy…..with Kilimnik for winning democratic in the midwestern states compromises the election process with
    outside interference which Trump enabled and cooperated with!

  • Watching this on Wed, 5/29/19….Mueller has stepped away, concluded his service and makes final statements. He says he will NOT appear before Congress. He's done, retiring.

  • Yea I want you to try and impeach trump. The Declassification will shut you all up…you ain’t gonna impeach Trump period… Real facts are not given from MSNBC..🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Yes, impeach Donald Trump You please no one but the Trump supporters by not impeaching Donald Trump. I know the senate will acquit and I will forgive democrats for trying an impossible task, but I won't forgive them for not doing their job.

  • So many Trumpists seem to prefer to overlook the fact that Trump has a long history os associations with shady characters and convicted felons and that his campaign manager, personal attorney and National Security Advisor were convicted of felonies after his election. Could you imagine their rage if a Democrat or rational Republican had that same baggage approaching a reelection campaign? And there is far more to be revealed about Trump's sordid past than has been uncovered up to now.

  • Mindy Hitchcock says:

    Hooray for Justin Amash! Hooray for Michigan! We have the balls to do what others won't. Now it's time to dump the corrupt, would-be dictator trump.

  • Marie Campbell Dawson says:

    If I Have this Document I Will Read The 448 Page Of The Reports Of Muller in English ….. Because is Very Important to Me been Cuban American living in this Country For 13 Year … To Have Understanding The Behavior of The Politics of This Big Country …. That Want To Control The Wold And What is The Value of The Constitutions of USA …. Thanks … Gracias

  • I don't see how the Democrats can hold their heads up if they don't bring impeachment proceedings against this criminal president.

  • Justin Amash is speaking based on the law and principles. A person will seldom lose an argument based on principles.

  • sonand sanford says:

    IMO, everyone in the Senate and Congress should let it be known if they've read (and comprehend) the entire Mueller report. If they have not, then they shouldn't have a say so in the matter like, if you don't vote… don't complain.

  • Shooting Star says:

    How does America not see that Top Dems are controlled opposition? Pelosi is there to put on a show and then hand over the election to the Repubturds.

  • Mueller, be the hero.
    Where have all the good men gone

    And where are all the gods?

    Where's the streetwise Hercules to fight the rising odds?

    Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?

    Late at night I toss and I turn

    And I dream of what I need

    I need a hero

    I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night

    He's gotta be strong

    And he's gotta be fast

    And he's gotta be fresh from the fight

    I need a hero

    I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light

    He's gotta be sure

    And it's gotta be soon

    And he's gotta be larger than life!

    Larger than life

  • Republicans, Christian evangelicals alt right, white nationalist, Klu Klux Klan, neo-nazis, NRA Barr ,Graham and Trump and his following. Unfortunately have decided to partner up with Russian President Vladimir Putin. America have begone a new civil War, socialist vs, communist Rich vs poor. White vs Brown . Lol !! Not too hard to figure out the Russian bear have captured the American White eagle. Democrats have allowed themselves to be pushed around since 1980 Ronald Reagans Reaganomics, they have turned their backs on the middle class, and minority voters. For the last 37 years Democrats have become corporate pons. It's time for these new Democratic females and males to take the lead and bring dignity back to American politics. Tell Nancy and Joe it's time to go !!!

  • CommanderLVJ1 says:

    Admittedly I do not know a whole lot about what makes a true leader(s) however from the best of my…comprehension/understanding I can say that in general at the very least that It should not matter to them how it would effect their careers, it should (ideally at least) only matter that "they" (whomever "they" may be) are elected representatives who work for the people (including themselves;) and that they do whatever it is that they think they need to do.

  • Elizabeth McGreevy says:

    So…we don't try to impeach because we're AFRAID? That's BS. That makes Congress no better than Trump's cronies.

  • Cris Briones Fourzán says:

    How is Mr. Amash going to send a message if Trump is on the other room putting every body down and saying that Mueller was conflicted, and keeps stating that the report says that there’s no collusion, no obstruction? People who support Trump haven’t read the report and will not do it, now. Perhaps, it would be good if somebody dedicates time to read parts of the report in front of TV cameras so that people get informed.
    I don’t claim to know what will happen in the near future, but the past has taught me what could happen if everything continues the way it has been in the government.
    Can somebody who is going to be impeached be allowed to continue presiding? Like go to war? Sign detrimental bills? Clinton was impeached but for a small thing, I know. He never put the country in danger. This time, I believe that we could be in real danger.

  • Diane d'Lune says:

    The impeachment process can be started but unfortunately will be stopped in the US Senate as the corrupt GOP under Mitch McConnell still controls it. So I can see why Cong Pelosi wants to consolidate backing behind the scenes for a successful fight before forging ahead into a foray into impeachment.

  • johnny depth says:

    We got one republican to agree with us…Well lets have him on!!! haha
    Can we get the democrats who are against impeachment?
    Its always one sided on these garbage shows.
    It's a process crime and it would go nowhere in court.
    I can't wait till Barr releases the documents that are now not classified
    I wonder if these idiots will want them people in jail

  • “… principles don’t matter if you don’t get elected.”

    Not having principles is EXACTLY why Dems lose elections.

  • Michael Tofas says:

    All the assumptions of strategists are questionable. There's nothing to measure how the people will be affected as Impeachment proceeds; The information might affect, assure and assist the people in their deliberations regarding their choice for the future and could come to convince the senate as well. I agree that the democrats and congress should treat Meullers report as a resounding call to action…. inaction only tires the heart. Judge him NOW in the courts of Truth and not just in the "Fake" media. If we are convinced, delay only weakens resolve….. We need to have somesurity in life and this "trumpworld" is just saddening. Go with the results of the midterms, get even more people inspired to run for Senate seats and have faith in your Truth. Otherwise, his momentum and shenanigans will rule our day. Enough!!!

  • The primary worry among people is that Donald Trump will encourage Russia's leadership to destroy our democracy ! ****it , we need a country to have health coverage and infrastructure in ! I've read Mueller's report but I agree many citizens will not. We need House investigations and televised hearings, to reach every citizen we can. Impeach ! But hold final trials in the House. The president and the Rep. Senate are corrupt.

  • Carlos Trincado says:

    "I" wont go anywhere. Deal with nations real business. You are wasting my tax money chasing a ghost You guys D, will loose big time in 2020.

  • Investigations are going on right now into tRUMP's illegal activities . When they are completed impeachment proceedings will be done.

  • Unreliable Narrator 66 says:

    Dear Congressman: Leaders need to lead. You are sworn to defend and promote the Constitution, you are obligated to do that or resign your office. The Constitution matters, if you think it is less importiant than your next fund rasier or election you don't deserve support on either.

  • If your country's leaders, are more worried about their political careers, than the basic rule of law that holds society together and prevents all out destruction and anarchy, they are not fit to be leaders. It's time for the people to rise up. Those in power are not going to do their jobs. The Senate will not impeach Trump. The congress is worried about their careers. The rule of law is under threat. This is a much more serious than people seem to realize. Only in tyrannical dictatorships can leaders be above the rule of law. China, Russia, North Korea. And now the US wants to be in the same group as countries like those, that are ruled by wealth, power, and military?

    Seriously America…. this is like a little fire that is starting, in a very dry forest…. it starts small, but if you let it get out of control, it will turn into a blazing, unstoppable inferno. The government is going to fail. Now its time for the public to act.

  • They are trying so hard to impeach a President that isn't a Life long politician,and still can't..Goes to show the capabilities of the Democrats,and what they are about..They have no interest in working for the American people and just have personal hate of President Trump cause he's exposing their corruption,and how much they drag out anything that is beneficial to the people,and Trump is doing what he's paid to do,and that's working to make America a better Country..The only time the lifers do anything is when elections are coming up,then you see them move like they should have the whole 4 years..Trump has done so much for the United States and making citizens of other Countries jealous and envies the leader you have..But those that follow the Democrats like they are gods,you all are so used to failing that you don't believe anything else but failing..
    Wise up and take a good long hard look at the Democratic leaders and all they have displayed they are not in there to improve your lives in anyway,but to improve theirs,and line the pockets of the whole party to keep them hiding the corruption,and live like kings and queens off your tax dollars,while you live in poverty or just above that.President Trump is a Business man that knows how to make money at a large scale,and sure it will benefit him someday,but it will also benefit you as well..These people like Polosi,Watters and the ones that have been in their seats for 30+ years know how to take money without you having a clue..Look how many have been found that have hired close friends or family with lucrative bids on jobs and benefited off that..They don't live in mansions off what a public figure really makes..Come on wake up before you are to late

  • There can't be impeachment proceedings because the president hasn't broken any laws the Mueller report even backs this up. So much so did the report back it up but they had to add and they couldn't determine if any laws were broken. Ladies and gentlemen that is an outright confession of admittance that there was zero laws broken or collusion.

  • if McConnell blocks impeachment, maybe (Kentucky, hello?!) this would be the end of McConnell and them other spineless creatures..

  • The FBI under Comey and Dems are guilty of treason, as well as Hilary, fake news lovers up in here… He passed 4 investigations , the truth is not in you.. Obama was a Muslim backstabber.. did what Trump did.. explain his crime.. Hilary uranium one, is the real Russia crime

  • Justin Amash went to congress and became a Democrat!! Obviously he drank the Swamp Water!! SO SORRY I voted for him!
    The Democrats are the ones lying & dividing our country! Wake up Justin!! Thank God we have a president that is actually doing something for the people!

  • Before the impeachment hearing of Nixon, people said the EXACT same thing of "Republicans control the senate and there's no way they'd EVER remove him so why even bother?"…and we all know how that turned out.

  • Brigitte Hoffmann says:

    NOTHING can stop the course of justice, taking DOWN the TRAITORS of the DEMON-KKK-Rats !!! Have fun in Prison, lying Comey, Brennan & Clapper. Lying FAKE NEWS CNN / MSNBC belong in jail with them!

  • STOP PUSHING IMPEACHMENT. The senate will clear him and he will be emboldened. Stop it please. We want him gone and you are endangering that

  • Luis Rodrigo Perez, 23, a Mexican national, is accused of killing three people in Missouri, authorities say. (Associated Press)
    An illegal immigrant accused of a triple murder in Missouri was previously jailed and released in New Jersey on domestic violence charges, authorities said, putting the spotlight on the conflict between local and immigration authorities nationwide.
    Luis Rodrigo Perez, 23, a native of Mexico, is charged with fatally shooting two men and wounding two others on Nov. 1 and fatally shooting a woman the next day.
    (By Louis Casiano, Fox News. Illegal immigrant killed 3 after 'sanctuary' release from custody, ICE says)
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/undocumented-immigrant-released-from-jail-charged-in-triple-murder

    17, “A large group of illegal immigrants is observed moving to the U.S. border near Yuma, Arizona where they crossed into the country illegally before being apprehended. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
    As thousands of troops deployed to the southern border await the arrival of a caravan of migrants heading towards the U.S., border patrol agents in Arizona have already been busy, detaining more than 650 illegal immigrants in just two days this week.
    Agents in the Yuma Sector said they detained 654 people – most reportedly being family units or unaccompanied minors from Guatemala – on Monday and Tuesday.
    A total of 521,090 people were apprehended at the southern border in fiscal year 2018 – up 125 percent from 451,514 in fiscal year 2017. Just in Yuma, more than 26,000 people were apprehended in fiscal year 2018.”
    “More than 650 illegal immigrants crossing southern border detained in Arizona over two days” (11-15-2018 By Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News)
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/more-than-650-illegal-immigrants-crossing-southern-border-detained-in-arizona-over-two-days

    18, “Newly released dashcam video shows the moments a police officer in Arkansas stared down the barrel of a gun during an intense shootout with an illegal immigrant suspect over the weekend.Luis Cobos-Cenobio has been charged with four counts of attempted capital murder, committing a terroristic act, fleeing, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police.”
    (Dashcam video shows moment illegal immigrant suspect opens fire on Arkansas police officer. By Travis Fedschun, Fox News. 11-15-2018)

    19, “According to the FBI, 67,642 murders were committed in the U.S. from 2005 through 2008, and 115,717 from 2003 through 2009. The General Accounting Office documents that criminal immigrants committed 25,064 of these murders.
    To extrapolate out these statistics, this means that a population of just over 3.5 percent residing in the U.S. unlawfully committed 22 percent to 37 percent of all murders in the nation. This is astounding.” (Katie McHugh, 26 Apr 2017, Breitbart.com)

    20, “Sanctuary Jurisdictions Protect Nearly 12,000 Criminal Illegal Immigrants in 19 Months” (SEPTEMBER 15, 2016, Judicial Watch) https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2016/09/sanctuary-jurisdictions-protect-nearly-12000-criminal-illegal-immigrants-19-months/

    21, “There are tens of thousands of illegal immigrants arriving at the country's doorstep of the United States every month…."Make no mistake, this chain of human misery is getting worse. Yesterday, we announced that the numbers of apprehension at our southern border have spiked again substantially," Nielsen said. "Since late last year, we have been seeing 50,000 to 60,000 migrants arrive at our southern border each month. But in February, we saw a 30 percent jump over the previous month, with agents apprehending or encountering nearly 75,000 aliens. This is an 80 percent increase over the same time last year." (DHS Defends Emergency Declaration. Agents Expect to Encounter ‘Close to 1 Million Illegal Aliens’ at Border in 2019 (Cameron Cawthorne March 6, 2019)
    https://freebeacon.com/national-security/dhs-defends-emergency-declaration-agents-expect-to-encounter-close-to-1-million-illegal-aliens-at-border-in-2019/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=50af8086c3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_19_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-50af8086c3-46525925

    22, “Santa Clara County officials denied the detainer request for the illegal alien suspected of brutally murdering Bambi Larson, 59, in her home in San Jose in February, according to deportation documents “The Ingraham Angle” exclusively obtained and unveiled on Thursday night.” (County Denied ICE Detainer Request Before Illegal Immigrant Allegedly Killed Woman (By Kathryn Blackhurst, March 15, 2019)
    https://www.lifezette.com/2019/03/santa-clara-county-denied-ice-detainer-request-before-illegal-immigrant-allegedly-killed-woman/

    23, “In just 28 days of February, we apprehended more than 66,000 illegal aliens,” said U.S. Border Patrol Deputy Chief Scott Luck Wednesday at the annual Border Security Expo in San Antonio, Texas. “So far this fiscal year, we have apprehended more than 300,000. That’s about double over this time last year, and the numbers are projected to keep growing.”
    (CBP Leadership Talks Complex, Evolving Border Security at Texas Expo (CBP March 29, 2019)

  • Someone needs to tell that kid sitting next to his mother that this country was built on presidents breaking the law. 🧐

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