Republican lawmakers are pushing to impeach President Donald Trump, with some members suggesting Trump’s actions have led to an increase in crime.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to impece Trump over his response to the deaths of four American sailors on a fishing boat off the coast of Libya.
Trump has denied wrongdoing and is currently fighting a federal lawsuit brought by the families of the dead sailors.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said Trump should be impeached because of his use of executive powers to circumvent Congress and the Constitution.
“We have an American president who has taken extraordinary executive actions and then abused his constitutional powers,” Goodlattes office said in a statement.
“That has created an environment of fear and uncertainty that has been exploited by criminals and others to commit crimes and undermine the rule of law.”
He should be removed from office.
We will not tolerate that.
“Goodlatte said he has written to Trump’s lawyers and told them the committee wants to hold him personally responsible.
The lawmakers have also written letters to Trump to express their concerns.
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a resolution calling on the president to step down.
The resolution was approved unanimously by the committee and sent to Trump, who will be sworn in on Wednesday.
The move was welcomed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R, Utah, who has been a vocal critic of Trump and said it is important for lawmakers to get on the same page.”
The resolution has not been formally introduced in the Senate, but it was filed by Chaffetz.”
The American people deserve a president who will honor our oaths and not undermine them.”
The resolution has not been formally introduced in the Senate, but it was filed by Chaffetz.
Trump’s impeachment effort has been on hold since Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in early November.
Trump said that if elected, he would seek to keep the U.S. in the deal and that it was “ridiculous” to think the U., as the U:S., is immune from the effects of climate change.