Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she supports impeaching President Trump, the man who defeated her in the 2016 presidential election.
This is not a decision she made overnight, she claims.
As the Washington Examiner reports, Clinton told People that she “did not come to that decision easily or quickly, but this is an emergency as I see it.”
“This latest behavior around Ukraine, trying to enlist the president of Ukraine in a plot to undermine former Vice President Biden or lose the military aide he needs to defend against Trump’s friend, Vladimir Putin — if that’s not an impeachable offense, I don’t know what is,” she continued.
It should be noted the last U.S. president to face the impeachment process was Clinton’s own husband, former President Bill Clinton.
“I’m in favor of moving toward impeachment,” she definitively exclaimed, per the outlet.
The Washington Examiner goes on to report that Clinton called President Trump a “corrupt human tornado” and described the current political situation he is in as “a crisis.”
Here’s what Clinton said five months ago during an interview with TIME Magazine:
Roll Call reports Clinton’s impeachment endorsement came the same day that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her chamber would be pursuing an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
“I’m directing our six committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry,” Pelosi said on Tuesday.
The report adds:
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Pelosi’s directive seemed to override the claims of House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and other panel Democrats that they’ve been engaged in a formal impeachment inquiry for months. But she also offered no indication of any forthcoming changes to Judiciary’s impeachment investigation or the oversight work of five other committees — Intelligence, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Financial Services and Ways and Means — that are all looking into Trump’s alleged misdeeds and abuses of power.
For now, the impeachment inquiry seems to be more of a rhetorical reframing than a procedural one. Pelosi did not say whether the full House would vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry or whether the six committee investigations would be condensed into a single probe.