With powerful and angry progressive activists demanding their representatives oust the president, many Democrats in congress may feel compelled to also call for impeachment if for no other reason than to avoid a primary challenge in 2018. "I do this (because) I believe in the great ideals that this country stands for". I will not be moved.
"That is our job, to be sober, to be passionate and to follow the facts wherever they may lead", he said.
The California congressman joined Maxine Waters in leading the Democratic Resistance to the Non-Democratic Presidency. "I'll know that I've done the right thing".
However, after left-wing outlet Mother Jones reported Amash's remarks as such, the outlet said it was then contacted by a spokeswoman for Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), who reportedly told them: "Congressman Curbelo was actually the first Republican to mention impeachment".
"We can not allow this to go unchecked. We have to find out the truth of all of these different allegations".
The New York Times broke a story yesterday that in a meeting between President Trump and the FBI director he has since fired, Trump implied the director should end an investigation into Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Protesters gather to rally against President Donald Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey, outside the White House in Washington, May 10, 2017.
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Senate Democrats demanded that Rosenstein appoint a special prosecutor , which was accomplished with Mueller's appointment. The plan was eventually approved by the Trump administration, but not until after Flynn had been fired.
At least for as long as his approval ratings don't drop significantly, Republicans will have difficulties in turning against their president.
This article has been updated with comments made by Rep. Carlos Curbelo.
"I have to say yes simply because obstruction of justice is such a serious offense, and I say it with sadness and reluctance", King said.
McCain said an impeachment is not "rational" at this point, adding that all he can do is "judge the situation as it is".
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Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican-Utah, says in a letter to the FBI that he's making the request to determine whether the president attempted to influence or impede the bureau's investigation into Mr Flynn. We've got to slow down and take a breath. we really need the facts.
Shortly after the election, an American University professor famed for his accurate electoral predictions - including that Trump would win the election - said Trump faced good chances of impeachment in his first term of office.