Tlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution

Tlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution
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Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDemocrats see victory in Trump culture war The Hill's Campaign Report: Colorado, Utah primary results bring upsets, intrigue Progressive lawmakers call for conditions on Israel aid MORE (D) is calling on fellow Michigan Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashDemocrats fear US already lost COVID-19 battle Michigan candidate's daughter urges people not to vote for him in viral tweet Can Trump break his 46 percent ceiling? MORE (R) to sign on to a resolution introducing articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott MORE after Amash tweeted Saturday that Trump's conduct rose to the "threshold" of impeachment.

In a pair of her own tweets, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) commended Amash for putting "country over party" and implored him to add his name as a cosponsor to a House resolution supported by dozens of Democrats but opposed by Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Justices rule Manhattan prosecutor, but not Congress, can have Trump tax records Supreme Court rulings reignite Trump oversight wars in Congress Pelosi on Baltimore's Columbus statue: 'If the community doesn't want the statue, the statue shouldn't be there' MORE (D-Calif.).

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"You are putting country first, and that is to be commended. We both took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. Please let me know if you are interested signing on to the resolution to begin the investigation into impeachment," she wrote.

".@justinamash come find me in 1628 Longworth. I’ve got an impeachment investigation resolution you’re going to want to cosponsor," she said in a second tweet.

Tlaib previously went viral shortly after taking office this year when video of her speaking at a Washington, D.C. event surfaced revealing the Democratic congresswoman threatening to "impeach the motherf-cker," referring to Trump.

Amash himself became the lone Republican in the House to call Trump's conduct outlined in Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's report of his investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia impeachable, writing in a series of tweets Saturday that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump commutes Roger Stone's sentence EU condemns U.S. for resuming federal executions Trump on possible Roger Stone pardon: 'His prayer may be answered' MORE had attempted to obscure the findings of the special counsel probe.

"Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of Congress have read the report," Amash wrote on Twitter Saturday afternoon.

"Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment," he added. "Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence."