House Dem Says Impeachment Is Next If Whistleblower Report Isn’t Turned Over: ‘Start Impeachment on Friday’

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) called on his fellow House Democrats to start the impeachment process for President Donald Trump if they are not given a whistleblower’s report by Thursday.

The acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, has refused to turn over a whistle blower’s report about allegations against President Trump. The report allegedly sounds the alarm about Trump’s negotiations with Ukraine.

As IJR previously reported, Trump’s top 2020 opponent Joe Biden has been accused of strongarming a Ukrainian prosecutor who was allegedly investigating his son, Hunter Biden. The whistle blower’s report claims that Trump has been withholding military aid from Ukraine unless they open an investigation into Biden’s dealing while he served under President Barack Obama.

If this is true, it means that Trump is using his position to force a foreign country to hand over dirt on a political rival, a move that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) claimed is an impeachable offense.

But, none of these points have been proven and a lot of details are still unclear because Maguire has yet to turn over the report.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said he has until Thursday to turn over the report. He is also expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on that same day.

Castro, however, sides with Schiff in arguing that the alleged pressure put on Ukraine by Trump is an impeachable offense. He told NPR that he believes if the information demanded by Pelosi is not turned over on Thursday, then the party should start the presidential impeachment process on Friday.

“So far, we don’t know what Mr. Maguire’s response is going to be,” said Castro, later adding, “[Pelosi] gave them a deadline of Thursday. If he’s not forthcoming, I think we should start impeachment on Friday before we leave town.”

Castro is the twin brother of former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, who is running in the Democratic presidential primary for a chance to take on President Trump in the general election.

Responses

  1. Please Julio. Your side already has multiple bogus investigations and doomed-to-fail impeachment proceedings under way. You aren’t original and there does not exist a big enough container of butthurt ointment to make you feel good since your defeat in 2016.

    Real adults would think about helping the country, move on, and get a bulk discount on hemorrhoid cushions.

  2. Using any excuse to keep from doing the people’s work. Everyone with a (D) tattooed on their behind needs to be removed from Office so the American people can get the representation WE’RE paying for; but not even close to getting.

    1. “Using any excuse to keep from doing the people’s work.” Confused James

      You ade confused.

      Protecting our country and Constitution is one of their most important jobs and if that means investigating a rogue King, then sobeit.

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