There seems to be talk about presidential impeachment coming from every direction in Washington DC lately. And Trump is not taking it quietly. The president lashed out at all the talk as House Democrats are asserting their new power in Congress. He is basically saying that he is too successful to be impeached.
President Trump is blaming the Democrats for the recent big losses in the stock market. And in a Friday morning tweet, he claimed to have predicted that if the Democrats were to take over the House that there would be “disruption to the Financial Markets” and that “They only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win in 2020, too much success!”
As I have stated many times, if the Democrats take over the House or Senate, there will be disruption to the Financial Markets. We won the Senate, they won the House. Things will settle down. They only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win in 2020, too much success!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2019
Trump has made similar statements to that in the past, but this was his first statement since the power change in the House.
New House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview that impeachment could be considered if not done for “a political reason” — and said a possible indictment — was “an open discussion.”
Pelosi is facing pressure from some House Democrats to move forward on the impeachment front, especially those who are new to their positions.
One of the most vocal critics of President Trump, Rep. Rashida Tlaib a freshman Michigan Democrat, was speaking at an event sponsored by the advocacy group MoveOn.org. She relayed a conversation with her son to the crowd: “And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won, bullies don’t win,’ and I said, ‘Baby they don’t,’ because we’re gonna go in and impeach the motherf—–.”
Trump did not mention her comment in Friday morning’s tweet.
Tlaib does not appear to regret what she said, tweeting Friday morning, “I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe.”