National Security

Omar calls impeachment ‘inevitable,’ ‘terrifying’

Stefani Reynolds

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) says she now views impeachment proceedings against President Trump as “inevitable,” while calling the prospect of pushing to remove a sitting president “terrifying.”

In a January interview with Rolling Stone published Wednesday, the freshman representative argues that the president “has the markings of a dictator” who will cling to power.

{mosads}”I believe that impeachment is inevitable,” Omar told the magazine.

“It also is a terrifying notion. [Vice President] Pence is an ideologue, and the ideology he holds is more terrifying to me and my constituents,” she continued.

“And we have not had a full impeachment that removes the president from office. Nations struggle any time [they] overthrow a dictator, and Trump really has the markings of a dictator.”

Omar reiterated her view on impeachment Wednesday afternoon in a tweet promoting the interview.

Along with fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Omar has signed the “Pledge to Impeach” effort led by the advocacy group By the People, which announced Tuesday that the two Democrats were the first sitting members to sign the document.

Representatives for both Omar and Tlaib confirmed to The Hill this week that the congresswomen had signed the pledge, effectively vowing to support any impeachment efforts brought against Trump by the Democratic-controlled House.

“The Congresswoman believes that Donald Trump has performed many actions that should bring forth impeachment,” Tlaib’s office said in a statement this week.

Still, people who have worked with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told The Hill they think she’ll opt to not move to impeach Trump – barring a bombshell finding from special counsel Robert Mueller.

Instead, they said they believe that Pelosi will remain focused on the Democratic agenda ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Tags Donald Trump Ilhan Omar Impeachment Nancy Pelosi Rashida Tlaib Robert Mueller
See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video