- The Washington Times - Friday, May 10, 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Thursday she turned in a petition with millions of signatures calling on lawmakers to begin the impeachment proceedings of President Trump.

“What I think is important is to recognize that 10 million people said that we need to hold this president accountable. I think that speaks volumes,” the Michigan Democrat said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Out Front” show.

“Just alone, just think about it: Ten million people want us to uphold the United States Constitution. Ten million people want us to investigate this president and whether or not he has violated the United States Constitution and whether or not he’s acting above the law,” Ms. Tlaib said.

“I think that is tremendous, you know, a movement that is moving. It’s saying to all of us as members of Congress, please, please do something. Take back our democracy. Get back our country,” she said.

Ms. Tlaib and fellow Rep. Al Green delivered a flash drive with signature collected by advocacy group MoveOn.

When asked whether it is a smart political strategy for Democrats to move forward with impeachment, she said she’s looking to “do the right thing.”

“When I look back at this moment in our country, this remarkable moment in our country, I want to look back and say that I did something,” Ms. Tlaib said. “Right now, doing nothing is not an option, and 10 million people just told us, do something.”

• Bailey Vogt can be reached at bvogt@washingtontimes.com.

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