Moments ago on the White House lawn, President Trump told reporters that he thinks Russia and China should investigate Joe and Hunter Biden:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 3, 2019
Your move Nancy Pelosi. If she’s really serious about impeaching him, she should act right now:
If they impeach him today, we’ll know for sure that this is against the law
If they don’t… https://t.co/KfxQmWcbIM
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) October 3, 2019
We’ll note, however, that Rep. Adam Schiff tweeted only that this “rant reinforces the urgency of our work.” That’s it?
The President cannot use the power of his office to pressure foreign leaders to investigate his political opponents.
His rant this morning reinforces the urgency of our work.
America is a Republic, if we can keep it. https://t.co/9KDCx1hVjs
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 3, 2019
Other Dems have weighed in as well:
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) October 3, 2019
This is an abuse of power.
This is a violation of the presidential oath.
This jeopardizes our national security by encouraging foreign interference in American elections.
This is an illegal solicitation for campaign help from foreign governments.
This is impeachable. https://t.co/0aZvNr8NMg
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) October 3, 2019
.@realDonaldTrump is going to Florida today for a campaign rally.
After calling on China to investigate his rivals & congratulating their communist party on 70 years of one party rule…what's next?
Wishing Raul Castro a happy birthday and asking him to tap my phones???? https://t.co/dZ4tU03vNr
— Rep. Donna E. Shalala (@RepShalala) October 3, 2019
This is absolutely unacceptable. It's clear the President understands he's been caught red-handed and has now moved to normalize this kind of corrupt behavior. If the United States is to remain a sovereign democracy, we cannot allow this to become the new norm. GOP must speak out https://t.co/DNjNFByqji
— Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (@repcleaver) October 3, 2019
In democracies, presidents don't dictate investigations into political rivals. https://t.co/ZJWBKXkyNC
— David E. Price (@RepDavidEPrice) October 3, 2019
I know this is a new concept for you, but in America, voters elect the president–not foreign countries. https://t.co/gYzaXSFjB6
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) October 3, 2019