House Democrat slams Trump: 'I'd like to impeach the bastard right now'

Rep. Dina TitusAlice (Dina) Costandina TitusCoordinated federal leadership is needed for recovery of US travel and tourism Shakespeare Theatre Company goes virtual for 'Will on the Hill...or Won't They?' Safe, responsible casino gaming supports state economies at crucial time MORE (D-Nev.) slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE while speaking at a recent event in Las Vegas, saying at one point, “I'd like to impeach the bastard right now.”

According to a local CBS station, Titus made the remarks during a Democratic presidential primary forum in the city on Sunday night, telling attendees that “the heart and soul of our nation are on the ballot."

"That's why our caucus is so important. It's the first step to getting this con artist out of the White House," Titus said.


"You know, frankly, I think the House is going to do it, and I'd like to impeach the bastard right now," she continued. 

When pressed after the event by reporters about her fiery comments, Titus responded: “Well, I guess it’s just I don’t have very much respect for this president.”

“I don’t have respect for his moral standards. I think he doesn’t have any knowledge of history. He’s very anti-intellectual. He’s abandoned or assaulted our allies. He certainly doesn’t work well with Congress,” Titus continued, adding, “that was just the first term that came to the top of my head.”

The forum Titus spoke at on Sunday night was a fundraising event for her state’s Democratic Party.

Her comments come as the House continues its impeachment inquiry into Trump over his dealings in Ukraine. 

Nevada is in line to host the third Democratic presidential primary voting contest next February.