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 OmarOcasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field Krystal Ball: Billionaires panicking over Sanders candidacy Omar renews claim Stephen Miller is a 'white nationalist' amid calls for him to step down MORE (Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibAyanna Pressley introduces extensive criminal justice reform resolution Ethics panel extends probe into Tlaib, says she likely misused campaign funds Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field MORE (Mich.) have signed onto a "Pledge to Impeach" President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election 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 MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' 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.