Skip to comments.O'Rourke calls for Trump's impeachment over Putin summit (Ted Cruz's 2018 opponent)
Posted on 07/17/2018 4:30:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said on Tuesday that President Trump's performance at a controversial news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin warrants impeachment and that he would vote to do so.
"Standing on stage in another country with the leader of another country who wants to and has sought to undermine this country, and to side with him over the United States - if I were asked to vote on this I would vote to impeach the president," O'Rourke said, according to The Dallas Morning-News.
"Impeachment, much like an indictment, shows that there is enough there for the case to proceed and at this point there is certainly enough there for the case to proceed," he added.
O'Rourke's comments came a day after Trump challenged the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election and appeared to place blame on Washington for current tensions with Moscow, all while standing alongside Putin in Helsinki.
The president's remarks drew fire from both Democrats and Republicans, who admonished Trump for rebuking his own intelligence agencies and seemingly creating a moral equivalence between the U.S. and Russia.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), whom O'Rourke is challenging for his Senate seat, dismissed the remarks on Twitter as "partisan extremism" and a fundraising ploy.
Cruz told CNN on Monday that the U.S. should be "acting vigorously to prevent Russian aggression."
"I think it's a mistake to be apologizing for Vladimir Putin," Cruz told CNN's Manu Raju. Asked whether he believes Trump apologized to Putin during the summit, Cruz replied: "You have my statement."
But O'Rourke said that Cruz's response to Trump's performance failed to address the president directly.
"I heard him talk about Russia but I did not hear him say a word about the president's conduct," he said, according to the Morning News.
Cruz is leading O'Rourke slightly in the polls. Trump won the state by nearly 1 million votes in 2016, and the Cook Political Report currently rates the Senate race as a "likely Republican" victory.
But O'Rourke is trouncing Cruz in fundraising, bringing in a whopping $10.4 million over the past three months and raising his cash-on-hand to $14 million. Cruz reported raising $4 million in the same time frame, putting his cash-on-hand at $10 million.
What a clown. Probably won’t even win in a good Democrat year, which just screams ‘loser.’
Open Borders Beto is upset about the sovereignty of the United States?
Aw man..... When you’ve lost Beto, you’ve lost America. *sniffle*
Insane hatred is not a winning political platform.
If he beats Cruz won’t he be a Senator? Does he know the Senate doesn’t impeach. I think that his big mouth just lost him any chance of winning Texas.
The dude is Wendy Davis, with a penis.
Texas politics redux.
Phew, for a second I thought it was P.J.
Trump should sell Russia some Uranium then install a private server on one of his properties!!
Beto had a reasonable chance to defeat the hated Ted Cruz.
Until he uttered the word “impeachment”.
POTUS DJT has rescued the failing career of the failed pseudo-conservative Ted Cruz.
What grand irony.
Who? Oh, that commie robo caller....
Keep spending those dem $$$$$$, knucklehead.
They have wanted Trump impeached since day 1..I think the left knows they have a good chance of losing big time in November..they have nothing else..if they lose in November, I think the next attempt they will make will be assassination
Go ahead. Skin it.
Skin that smokewagon and see what happens.
Name a better Republican senator than Cruz. I’ll wait.
No need to go heeled to get the bulge on a tub like you.
I have no problems with Ted as a Senator. He has been one of Trumps few true allies in Congress.
And that all but ended his campaign in Texas, if it wasnt over already.
Yada yada yada.
Lou Dobbs reporting articles of impeachment for Rosenstein will be forthcoming next week but there’s just one bump in the road..McConnell says no dice! I’m so sick of this POS ..sick of him!!
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