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House Democrat admits 'sole focus' is unseating President Trump, not legislative accomplishments

Lawmakers campaign on the promise of passing laws

Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

A House Democrat who sits on the House Judiciary Committee admitted Sunday that his "sole focus" is unseating President Donald Trump, not passing legislation to improve the lives of Americans, the promise on which lawmakers campaign.

What happened?

During an appearance on CBS' "Face The Nation" Sunday, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) said he believes that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should consider brining impeachment charges against Trump.

"Do you personally think impeachment should be considered?" show host Margaret Brennan asked.

"I think it should. I think it's the best way to get all of the facts out. I also believe that at some point we have to hear from this president whether he's lying to us or not. We need to hear from him under oath," Richmond responded.

But Richmond went a step further when he admitted that unseating Trump is, at least personally, his current "sole focus."

"Look my sole focus right now is to make sure that [Trump's] not the president next term," Richmond said, adding that while Congress should further investigate whether Trump obstructed justice, the primary goal of Democrats should be "to make sure that [Trump] does not win re-election."

The Louisiana Democrat said he is supporting former Vice President Joe Biden's bid for president.

Judiciary Dem On Investigations: “My Sole Focus…Is To Make Sure He's Not The President Next Term" www.youtube.com

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