Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) told a townhall that she was doing her “homework” on impeaching President Trump. She made the comments Wednesday in Hilo, Hawaii.
“On issue of impeachment, I am doing my homework,” she told the crowd, but offered a caveat given what would happen if the proceedings were successful in ousting Trump from the Oval Office.
“I am studying more about the impeachment process. I will just say I understand the calls for impeachment, but what I am being cautious about and what I give you food for thought about is that if President Trump is impeached, the problems don’t go away, because then you have a Vice President Pence who becomes President Pence.”
Gabbard hardly the first Democrat to call for Trump’s impeachment, even though he’s just barely hit the 100 day mark in his term. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) led a chant at a rally calling for the impeachment of Trump, although she appeared to deny later that she had ever done such a thing.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi disagreed with her colleagues in February, however, saying that there was no reason to impeach President Trump. Other Democrat leaders have tried to mollify activists who vehemently demand impeachment as quickly as possible.
Ironically, the week before the election, a very confident President Obama mocked Republicans for already calling for Hillary’s impeachment, saying, “she hasn’t even been elected yet!”
Gabbard had made headlines for first visiting President Bashar al-Assad in war-torn Syria, and for questioning the seeming consensus that Assad planned and implemented the horrible chemical attack on his own people.