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

Rep. John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiPelosi pulls State of the Union surprise on Trump How Pelosi is punishing some critics while rewarding others Cicilline bows out of assistant leader race, paving path for Lujan MORE (D-Calif.) said Friday that he's "had it" with President TrumpDonald John TrumpDACA recipient claims Trump is holding ‘immigrant youth hostage’ amid quest for wall Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ We have a long history of disrespecting Native Americans and denying their humanity 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 PelosiDACA recipient claims Trump is holding ‘immigrant youth hostage’ amid quest for wall Fox’s Wallace to Pence: Is government shutdown all about ‘leverage?' Former House Republican: Trump will lose the presidency if he backs away from border security MORE (D-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerBuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president Dems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell Laura Ingraham: Dems 'are all going to have to kiss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ring' 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.