President Trump has been facing calls for impeachment after the leaked phone call with Georgia Secretary of State.
A series of lawmakers and officials branded Donald Trump’s calls for finding more votes to overturn Biden’s election win in Georgia an impeachable offense.
In his phone call with Brad Raffensperger, the POTUS attempted to find a way to overturn Joe Biden’s election win by encouraging Brad Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes.”
“So look. All I want to do is this – I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state,” Trump, as can be heard in the recording, said in the phone call during which he was relying on debunked data and conspiracy theories.
“The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry. And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.”
Responding to the President during the one-hour phone call was Raffensperger who said: “Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong.”
Throughout the long phone call, Trump repeatedly suggested he won Georgia by saying “there’s no way I lost Georgia” and “we won by hundreds of thousands of votes.”
He also appeared to threaten Raffensperger as he warned he was taking a “big risk” by not trying to overturn Biden’s win in Georgia.
After the entire phone call was released and made rounds on the internet, a series of officials called for the President to be impeached for the second time.
“I absolutely think it’s an impeachable offense and if it was up to me, there would be articles on the floor quite quickly. But he, I mean he is trying to – he is attacking our very election,” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the reporters.
Meanwhile, Rep. Hank Johnson threatened Trump with a House censure, a formal and public statement of disapproval. On Monday, according to the reports, over 90 Democrats signed the censure resolution against Trump over his attempts to pressure Georgia officials into getting him more votes.
Calling for the president to be impeached for the second time was also Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a non-profit watchdog group that called for the Congress to act immediately.
“While the logistics of holding impeachment proceedings in the final two weeks of a presidency are admittedly hard to pull off, if this isn’t impeachable conduct, then literally nothing is. Congress must act immediately,” Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said.
Trump was previously impeached in 2019 over his Ukrainian dealings. So far, no US president has been impeached twice.
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