Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Joe Scarborough: same struggle!
On Friday morning, Joe Scarborough challenged Democrats not to "play it safe," but instead to impeach Donald Trump, whom Scarborough describes as "obviously unfit to be President of the United States."
Scarborough cast the choice facing Dems as a dilemma. They could be politically pragmatic, "play it safe," focus on dinner-table issues, and defeat Trump at the polls in 2020. But "the rub," according to Scarborough, is that Congress has a "constitutional responsibility" to follow the rule of law. Scarborough claimed that the Mueller report "documents explicitly" that Trump obstructed justice, and thus "deserves" to be impeached.
Last month, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (yes, the Congresswoman who promised to "impeach the motherf***er") introduced a resolution calling on the House Judiciary committee to commence an impeachment inquiry. Then yesterday, Alexandria Cortez-Ocasio announced that in light of the Mueller report, she would be signing Tlaib's resolution.
Maybe Rashida and Alexandria, in a show of liberal solidarity, will let former Congressman Scarborough sign onto their impeachment petition!
Here's the transcript:
MSNBC's Morning Joe
April 19, 2019
6:03 am Eastern
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Now, Willie, the politician in me says that the Democrats need to keep their head down, focus on, you know, issues that are going to matter around the dinner table of Americans, and just win the election in 2020 if they want to get rid of a man who obviously is unfit to be President of the United States.
But you see, here's the rub -- they also have a constitutional responsibility, a constitutional responsibility to follow the rule of law. And this Mueller report documents explicitly that he obstructed justice. And Robert Mueller even said in the report, of course William Barr lied, that's just what he does now. But he said in the report, listen, I can't come to this conclusion, Congress, this has to be up to you. So the Democrats have a choice, are they going to play it safe, are they going to do what polls would tell you will actually get Donald Trump removed from office in an election or will they begin the impeachment proceedings that this Mueller report suggests Donald Trump deserves? He is unfit to be President of the United States, and anybody who suggests otherwise has not read the report.