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PHILADELPHIA — Rep. Rashida Tlaib stood firm in her conviction that President Trump will be impeached while speaking to an audience of liberals Saturday.

“We’re going to impeach the MF’er, don’t worry!” she said to huge applause at Netroots Nation, echoing a line from January that drew criticism for its profanity.

“I will not back down impeaching this lawless president. He will not be above the law and get away with it on my watch,” the Michigan Democrat said. “Stay strong. Stay strong on this. If we don’t call him out, if we don’t push for this … who is going to be the next crooked CEO that runs for president? You know they’re coming.”

Tlaib made waves in January when just hours after being sworn in she told a liberal gathering, “We’re gonna go in and impeach the motherf—er.”

Rep. Ilhan Omar, who appeared with Tlaib on stage, called Trump “the king of distraction.”

“It’s a constant pile of garbage that comes out of his mouth,” the Minnesota Democrat said. “He has pushed us down to a level of elementary — I think it’s not even elementary. It’s preschool playground.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has so far resisted an impeachment inquiry into Trump, believing it could be risky for Democrats in the upcoming election.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley said Friday he’s worried time is running out to impeach Trump but acknowledged that the Republican-controlled Senate is unlikely to hold a trial or convict Trump even if he is impeached by the House, which is majority Democrat.

Author: Caitlin Yilek

Source: Washington Examiner: Rashida Tlaib: ‘We’re going to impeach the MF’er, don’t worry’

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., pitched fining officials who ignore congressional subpoenas.

Nadler made the suggestion at a meeting of House leaders earlier this month, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Nadler also went a step further and brought up the possibility of jailing Trump administration officials if they are found in contempt of Congress. Nadler admitted that plan is less realistic.

Democrats have issued multiple subpoenas this year, demanding six years of Trump’s tax returns and testimony from administration officials, who have thus far declined to appear in front of Congress.

The administration has called the requests an unconstitutional infringement on Trump’s rights as president and is planning to fight back.

Congress can hold people in contempt if they refuse to testify or produce documents, however, the matter is then passed on to the Justice Department “whose duty it shall be to bring the matter before the grand jury for its action,” according to the law.

Author: Caitlin Yilek

Source: Washingtonexaminer: Nadler suggested fining, jailing Trump officials who resist subpoenas

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