‘I Believe This Is An Illegitimate President’: Former GOP Rep Calls For Impeachment

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Former Rep. Tom Coleman (R-MO) said in an op-ed and a CNN interview Friday that President Donald Trump should be impeached based on evidence presented in special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted final report.

Citing the Trump campaign’s willingness to accept help from Russia, Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice and his repeated lying to the American people, Coleman — who opposed Trump throughout the 2016 election — wrote in a Kansas City Star editorial: “Failure to pursue impeachment is to condone wrongdoing.”

In an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett Friday, Coleman said “I am so concerned about the risk to our democracy that I am speaking up, and I would hope that the people in the Congress, who took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution, would get that Constitution out again and read it.”

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  1. Amazing how being free from MAGAt voter backlash grows spines.

  2. Better be more specific and put pressure on rethugs than urging the House to take action.

  3. Maybe a few thousand more Republican mea culpas would help.

    BTW, guess Trump will miss honoring our war dead and wounded (again) if he is still playing golf in Japan on Monday. What a class act Cadet Bone Spurs is.

  4. Avatar for tena tena says:

    Don’t pressure the Democrats - pressure your own party. They are the hold up here, not the Democrats who would impeach in a heartbeat if not for Mitch McConnell and the GOP in the Senate.

  5. Avatar for darcy darcy says:

    “Illegitimate President”

    Let’s run with that.

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