GOP state lawmaker in Texas calls on Trump to be impeached

A Republican state lawmaker in Texas is calling for President Trump to be impeached.

“Since Donald J. Trump has been president, he alone has increased the national debt by over $1 trillion. Yes. One trillion dollars. The fastest any president in U.S. history has accrued that level of debt,” Jason Villalba wrote in an editorial published by The Texas Tribune’s “TribTalk” on Wednesday. 

“Our president has mocked and belittled our immigration laws, our intelligence agencies, our foreign policy strategy and even the American people. We have been called ‘stupid,’ ‘weak,’ ‘a joke’ and ‘pathetic,’ all by our own president,” Villalba continued, adding that he was one of the “only Republican elected officials in the country to plead with the American voters to abandon this charlatan prior to his election.” 

{mosads}“For my transgressions, I was summarily unelected from the Texas Legislature. I have no regrets. I always do what I believe is right. That is not politically expedient, but it helps me sleep at night,” the lawmaker, who lost the GOP primary in Texas House District 114 in March, said.

“Today, we will stand with our better angels. We will stand with those who seek to transcend the common detritus of the ordinary and become citizens of that shining city on the hill that Reagan spoke of so long ago,” Villalba continued. 

“We are better than what this president suggests we are. We eschew ugliness and divisiveness. Donald J. Trump is no longer our leader,” the Texas Republican said in conclusion. “It is time to push him into the ash bin of history. Today, I ask you to impeach Trump.”

The lawmaker’s call for the president to be impeached arrives as Trump continues to face opposition from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle after he appeared to side with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his denial of interfering in the 2016 election at a press conference on Monday.

Trump sought to walk back the comments on Tuesday, saying he misspoke. He then added that “other people” could have also been involved in election meddling.

Tags Donald Trump

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video