Washington has a peculiar feel to it lately. With Democrats chanting “impeach” since before Trump took office it is strange to hear Republicans speak softly about it now.
There is a possibility of the impeachment of President Donald Trump now that former FBI Director James Comey has stated he wrote a memo after speaking with him. Reports have said Comey has a memo containing information about Trump pressuring Comey to abruptly end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) spoke out about the situation just one day after the New York Times broke the news. Amash said if the reports about that particular incident were true then it is possible that an impeachment could occur.
In a shocking turn about however, Amash stated that he has more confidence in Director Comey then he does in his own President.
Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) also spoke with The Hill and agreed that the Comey memo could result in an impeachment.
“I don’t know at this point, ” Jones said when asked if the reports of the memo were true. He added,”I think legal scholars will probably start giving the justification of whether the House should or should not move forward on impeachment.”
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla) compared the current situation with ones from the past with Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton when speaking to CNN’s Don Lemon. Curbelo said, “Obstruction of justice in the case of Nixon, in the case of Clinton in the late 90s, has been considered an impeachable offense.”
Curbelo wants the Congress to demand all of the information Comey has about the conversation with Trump. He states that he doesn’t think the country should get all worked up if it’s nothing. Let Congress do it’s job.
Amash and Curbelo have taken any and every opportunity to criticize our President, in fact neither voted for Trump. It’s a sad state of affairs when you can’t even count on your own party to stand behind you.
Briefings at the White House have already refuted Comey’s memo, stating the conversation with the former FBI Director and Trump was misstated. The Trump Administration views this as just another attack by liberals. Now we know who we can trust in Congress as well.