Tlaib, Omar become first reps to sign 'Pledge to Impeach' Trump

Tlaib, Omar become first reps to sign 'Pledge to Impeach' Trump

Democratic Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Sally Yates: Moral fiber of US being 'shredded by unapologetic racism' MORE (Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Sally Yates: Moral fiber of US being 'shredded by unapologetic racism' MORE (Mich.) have signed onto a "Pledge to Impeach" President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE, aides to the lawmakers confirmed Tuesday.

The advocacy group By the People is asking members of Congress to back impeachment efforts, and announced Tuesday that Omar and Tlaib had signed its pledge.

A spokesperson for Omar confirmed to The Hill that she had signed the pledge but did not offer further comment. A spokesman for Tlaib also confirmed that she signed the pledge. 

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“The Congresswoman believes that Donald Trump has performed many actions that should bring forth impeachment,” Tlaib spokesman Denzel McCampbell said.

Both congresswomen appear in footage shared by By the People in which they can be seen signing the pledge.

"Tick tock Individual 1,” Tlaib says in a video, referencing an individual widely believed to be Trump who appeared in court filings by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's team.

"We’re going to hold everyone accountable to the law, including the president of of the United States.”

Omar also appears in a separate video posted on the group's page.

“I think there will be an opportunity once the Muller investigation is finished for us to know,” she says in the video, which does not show her full explanation for signing. 

A spokeswoman for By the People said the pledge is not "an issue of Republicans vs. Democrats," but about "the flagrant abuse of presidential power."

“This is not an issue of Republicans vs. Democrats," Alexandra Flores-Quilty said in a statement. "It’s about checking the flagrant abuse of presidential power from a white supremacist who is profiting off of the presidential office, abusing his powers, and undermining our democracy and our Constitution.”

Tlaib called to impeach Trump on her first day in Congress in an op-ed last month in the Detroit Free Press. She drew widespread criticism hours after she was sworn in to office, saying before a crowd of supporters, “We’re going to go in and impeach the mothef---er.”

Top Democratic leaders have said they are waiting to see the conclusion of Mueller's Russia investigation before they examine impeachment proceedings.

--Updated at 12:58 p.m.