The Democratic Agenda: Impeach Donald Trump

May 16, 2017

Following Democrats' historic defeat at the ballot box in 2016, the Democratic agenda has been reduced to impeaching President Donald Trump.

California Rep. Maxine Waters (D.) has been a leading voice in the movement to impeach Trump. During a Tax March protest in April, Waters led an "Impeach 45" chant, referencing Trump, the 45th president. A few days later, Waters went on MSNBC and said she never called for impeachment. She has since called for Trump's impeachment.

Other Democratic lawmakers have joined Waters in calling for Trump's impeachment.

Rep. Al Green (D., Texas) said Monday in a statement that it is time for impeachment proceedings to begin in the House of Representatives.

"If the president is not above the law, he should be charged by way of impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives," Green said.

Rep. Jared Huffman (D., Calif.) said during a town hall that if the "dynamics change" in the investigation into whether Trump officials colluded with the Russian government to interference in the 2016 election, then impeachment would be possible. Huffman also tweeted that impeachment would occur if a few Republicans "put country above party."

Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, asserted during a Democratic Leadership debate in February that Trump "has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment."