Tlaib: Impeachment 'about doing what's right now,' not 2020 election
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib weighed in on the impeachment debate again Sunday before a national television audience.
During an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Tlaib, D-Detroit, said Congress has been unable to exercise its oversight function because President Donald Trump has been stonewalling.
"This is not about the 2020 election, it’s about doing what's right now for our country," Tlaib said.
Later, Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, said on Twitter that Tlaib continues to obsess over impeachment.
"Democrats want to impeach @realDonaldTrump because they don’t have any other message heading into 2020 and they’re scared they can’t beat him at the ballot box," McDaniel tweeted.
Tlaib has long called for Trump's impeachment, saying "We're going to impeach the mother (expletive)" at a party after she was sworn in.
In March she introduced a resolution directing the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether Trump has committed impeachable offenses.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-New York, also discussed impeachment on Sunday's "Meet the Press," saying Democrats are still gathering facts.
"The only way to proceed is to make sure that politics don't dictate a decision to impeach or politics don't dictate a decision not to impeach," Jeffries said.