Democratic Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHolding back on defensive systems for Israel could have dangerous consequences The Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Pentagon 'aware' of reports Wisconsin military base's struggle to feed, heat Afghan refugees MORE (Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOcasio-Cortez explains 'present' vote on Iron Dome Holding back on defensive systems for Israel could have dangerous consequences Overnight Defense & National Security — Iron Dome funding clears House MORE (Mich.) have signed onto a "Pledge to Impeach" President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results 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.
“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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's team.
"We’re going to hold everyone accountable to the law, including the president of of the United States.”
"Tick tock, Individual 1." ⏰— By the People (@by_the_ppl) February 26, 2019
Thank you Rep. @RashidaTlaib for defending the American people and pledging to impeach Trump!
The impeachment movement keeps growing –– tell your member of Congress it’s #TimetoImpeach: https://t.co/5sxYRgJoFs @RepRashida pic.twitter.com/rkIaXLbrlb
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.
Thank you for being a champion for our movement, Rep. @Ilhan!— By the People (@by_the_ppl) February 26, 2019
We're fighting for the country we want to live, a country that's by and for ALL of us. Tell your member of Congress to #PledgetoImpeach TODAY: https://t.co/5sxYRgJoFs @IlhanMN pic.twitter.com/bt4YRjbR1l
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.