Bloomberg: Trump should be impeached

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergPoll: 56 percent of Democrats say billionaire politicians more likely to cater to special interests Support for Biden, Sanders ticks up nationally: poll Tim Gunn endorses Bloomberg, joins his LGBTQ+ leadership council MORE said in an interview set to air Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE should be impeached after originally opposing the move. 

"I think it's a very serious thing but it — and I was before opposed to it but after looking at all of the evidence, I think yes. Sad, but yes," Bloomberg told CBS News's Gayle KingGayle KingWarren fends off questions on Sanders: 'I'm not going there' Flake: Republicans don't speak out against Trump 'because they want to keep their jobs' Lifetime to release sequel to 'Surviving R. Kelly' MORE on Thursday. 

Bloomberg added that he does not believe Trump fully understands what it means to be an elected official. 


"He does not seem to understand that he is an elected official whose job it is to work for the public rather than for himself," the former New York City mayor said. 

Bloomberg formally entered the crowded Democratic primary field last month with the intention of focusing on the Super Tuesday states instead of Iowa and New Hampshire. 

Trump has attacked Bloomberg since his late entry into the race, dubbing him "mini Mike Bloomberg" after his campaign said it would not credential Bloomberg News reporters at future Trump campaign events. 

Bloomberg's comments come after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats offer mixed reactions to Trump's Mideast peace plan James Taylor to perform at awards ceremony for Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week Trump offers two-state peace plan for Israeli-Palestinian conflict amid skepticism MORE (D-Calif.) announced that the House will move ahead with impeaching Trump, saying their investigation revealed that his actions in dealing with Ukraine violated the Constitution. 

"The president's actions have seriously violated the Constitution," Pelosi said. "Our democracy is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act."