O’Rourke Says Congress Should Impeach Trump Even If Americans Don’t Want It, Claims Politicians Know Better

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) claimed that Congress should impeach President Donald Trump even if the American people are against it.

Although Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been pumping the brakes on impeachment, many Democrats have been calling for President Trump to be removed from office because of the findings of the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, even though Mueller didn’t find evidence of criminal conspiracy and refused to move on obstruction of justice.

One reason Pelosi has been hesitant on impeaching President Trump is the political damage that could hit the Democratic Party if they move forward. Several polls have shown that the American people — especially the politically-invaluable independent voters — do not favor impeachment.

Despite the fact that Americans are not supportive of impeachment, O’Rourke claimed that Congress should ignore the desires of the American people.

During an interview on “State of the Union,” O’Rourke told host Jake Tapper that he believes elected officials know better than the American people when it comes to impeaching Trump.

Watch O’Rourke’s comments:

“If we rely on polls and what is immediately popular, then why do we need people in elected positions of public trust? Your main responsibility as a member of the House is to do what is best for this country. And in given the fact that our democracy is under attack unlike any time in the last 243 years, it’s essential that you do your job. Now, that might not be popular and might not be easy. But it is the only way that we’re going to get to the truth, it is the only way we’re going to save and restore this democracy and it is the only way we’re going to prevent these kinds of attacks going forward.”

O’Rourke claimed that President Trump’s willingness to hypothetically take opposition research from foreign governments is an example of why Congress must ignore the will of the American people to impeach the president.

“I think the president’s admission this week that he would take help from a foreign government going forward is all you need to know about the importance of impeachment and that impeachment beginning now.”

While it is clear that O’Rourke doesn’t respect impeachment polls, he also probably isn’t a fan of presidential polls, either. He is currently polling between 1 and 3% in several recent polls for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

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Jeff
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This is evidence of the mentality of the elites. They already ignore the will of the people. Oh, and by the way, Beto, we live in a Republic not a democracy! That’s exactly why we don’t elect the president by popular vote. The founders of our great nation specifically wanted to avoid the failures of history that have always accompanied true democracies. This is something that today’s leftist Democrats obviously do not understand, or choose to ignore our founder’s wisdom.

Margaret A Gabhart
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Margaret A Gabhart

#Beto O’Rourke you need a little lesson on what elected officials job really is…The House of Representatives shares equal responsibility for lawmaking with the U.S. Senate. As conceived by the framers of the Constitution, the House was to represent the popular will, and its members were to be directly elected by the people.

Ann Taylor
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Ann Taylor

O’Rourke why don’t you go where the sun doesn’t shine?? Do us all a favor

John Piesyk
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John Piesyk

Bobby is a moron anyway

chaly GOTTER
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chaly GOTTER

I think it is time, considering how stupid and evil the dems are, that we charge them all with treason and execute them all. Or just maybe forget the ‘charge part’ like betoff would do! You already know a little prick when you see one right.

DennisBAnderson
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DennisBAnderson

Where do you ignorant forks come from? How about dumping your leftist demented jerks.

Marilyn Mcdonald
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Marilyn Mcdonald

If Democrats think this way then sooner or later there will be protesting in the streets against them. They are are really headed that way. President Trump works for the people, not to please the Democrats. Democrats are interested in one thing only, getting their power back and controlling the rest of us. Pray to God this will never happen.

pete
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pete

Beto (Fake Latino) O’Rourke is an ignoramus who needs to be ignored!

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