Dem: Trump presidency 'very serious security threat' for US

Rep. John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiOvernight Defense: Mattis dismisses talk he may be leaving | Polish president floats 'Fort Trump' | Dem bill would ban low-yield nukes Dems introduce bill to ban low-yield nukes Trump is wrong, Dems are fighting to save Medicare and Social Security MORE (D-Calif.) said Friday that he's "had it" with President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE, saying his presidency has become a "very serious security threat" for the country.

“This presidency is a very serious security threat for the United States,” Garamendi said during an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room."

"I ought to say, it’s time to get this guy out of there.”

Anchor Wolf Blitzer noted that Garamendi was using "strong words" to describe the president.

“I’ve had it with this president," the California Democrat responded.


Garamendi noted an assertion from federal regulators that Russia had successfully breached some corporate systems at power plants on the U.S. power grid in 2017, though officials said that no security or safety systems were compromised.

He was also reacting to a claim from the lawyer of adult-film star Stormy Daniels that his client had been physically threatened over her allegations of an affair with Trump.

Asked if he would support articles of impeachment, Garamendi said he would “if [Trump] hasn’t done what he can do to protect the very essential elements of this nation.”

Fifty-eight Democrats voted in December to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, a move that has yet to gain support among Democratic leadership. 

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiNancy Pelosi: Will she remain the ‘Face of the Franchise’? Pelosi: GOP's 2019 agenda a 'nightmare' for working families, seniors Dem lawmakers slam Trump’s declassification of Russia documents as ‘brazen abuse of power’ MORE (D-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerDems' confidence swells with midterms fast approaching Trump's Puerto Rico tweets spark backlash Hoyer lays out government reform blueprint MORE (D-Md.) said in December that "now is not the time" to consider an impeachment effort.

"Right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the President’s actions both before and after his inauguration. The special counsel’s investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue."

"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment," they wrote.