‘When they speak, everybody listens’: How House freshmen are shaping impeachment push

‘When they speak, everybody listens’: How House freshmen are shaping impeachment push
Rashida Tlaib (Image: YouTube screen grab via CNN)

[Ed. – To tie the old-schoolers with the up-and-comers, maybe the Dems will refer to the president in their articles of impeachment as a motherf*cker.]

On the first day of the 116th Congress, the strident cry of a first-term lawmaker encapsulated the fervor of the progressive left for impeaching President Trump.

In a late-night speech to activists in early January, Representative Rashida Tlaib, Democrat of Michigan, promised, “We’re going to impeach the” president, referring to Mr. Trump with an expletive.

More than eight months later, a cascade of carefully worded statements from moderate freshmen in Republican-leaning districts proved a crucial pivot point that helped drive House Democrats to officially begin an impeachment inquiry.

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Now the progressives who have long clamored for Mr. Trump’s removal and the moderates who stubbornly resisted it have come together around the idea that it is time to pursue an impeachment inquiry.

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