Democrats House floor speech invokes power of impeachment over Trumps Middle East treachery [View all]
p. Mark Pocan (D-WI) became one of the first lawmakers to speak on the House floor about impeaching President Donald Trump on Thursday.
These countries were excluded from the executive order despite being home to many of the terrorists who carried out 9/11, Pocan explained. Im not saying we should ban people from these countries. I firmly oppose any ban based on nationality or religion. But it is unacceptable that business interests have played potentially a role in such a destructive policy, a policy that also makes our country less safe in the long run.
Mr. President, its time for you to fix this, he demanded. One, divest your business holding immediately to remove any suggestion of conflicts in your decision making. Two, show us your tax returns so financial interests are transparent to the American people. And three, get rid of your unconstitutional executive order, which will make us less safe and only serve to embolden our enemies.
Short of that, well have to take other actions, including legislative directives, resolutions of disapproval and even explore the power of impeachment, Pocan concluded, earning him a rebuke from the Speakers chair.
Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/democrats-house-floor-speech-invokes-power-of-impeachment-over-trumps-middle-east-treachery/
Rebuke from the chair ????
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