- President Trump should be impeached over his efforts to “rig a presidential election,” the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said on Sunday.
- The demand follows the release of an audio tape featuring Trump asking a Georgia election official to “find” more votes for him so he could claim victory in a state that he lost.
- “[I]f this isn’t impeachable conduct, then literally nothing is,” said CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder.
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President Donald Trump should be impeached for a second time after being “caught on tape trying to rig a presidential election,” the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said Sunday.
The demand comes after the release of a recording that features Trump pleading with Georgia elections official Brad Raffensperger to “find” more votes for him so that he could claim victory in a state that he lost by nearly 13,000 votes.
“There’s nothing wrong with saying… that you’ve recalculated,” Trump said on the Saturday call.
CREW, a self-styled crusader against “government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests,” said that is cause enough to remove Trump from office before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
“While the logistics of holding impeachment proceedings in the final two weeks of a presidency are admittedly hard to pull off, if this isn’t impeachable conduct, then literally nothing is,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement. “Congress must act immediately.”
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