Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O'Rourke called for President Trump to resign on Saturday over the controversy surrounding a phone call with the Ukrainian president. Beto claims this would be the best chance to bring the nation together.
“This country is as divided as it's ever been, is being driven further apart every day by this president,” O'Rourke said at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. “The single best thing to bring the country together would be Donald Trump's resignation -- much in the same way that President [Richard] Nixon as his high crimes became public...he made a decison -- ultimately in his best interests for his legacy and the consequences he faced -- but also for this country, to ensure we could heal and unify again ”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally launched an impeachment inquiry this week after the calls between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky became public.
With a Republican-dominated Senate, an impeachment will be very difficult. In order to convict the president they would need a two-thirds majority vote.
O'Rourke has other thoughts besides impeachment. He says a better idea is that President Trump steps down.
Can you imagine if these Do Nothing Democrat Savages, people like Nadler, Schiff, AOC Plus 3, and many more, had a Republican Party who would have done to Obama what the Do Nothings are doing to me. Oh well, maybe next time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 28, 2019
“Those closest to Donald Trump, many of whom are alarmed by his behavior and his lawlessness and the crimes that he's committed, need to sit down...and help him to make that same decision," O'Rourke stated. "Republican senators today in 2019, much as they did with Richard Nixon need to sit down with the president and make clear to him that there is no way out of this without a trial in the Senate, a trial which I believe will convict the president of these crimes."
Beto O'Rourke: "I'm calling upon those who are close to President Trump right now... to advise him to do the right thing and to resign from this office." pic.twitter.com/tnvRJd3jMo
— The Hill (@thehill) September 28, 2019
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No one will take this statement by Beto O'Rourke seriously. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani isn't backing down and said that he would like to testify to Congress and maintains that everything he did was "perfectly legal."