Beto O’Rourke Tells Trump: ‘The Right Thing For You To Do Now Is To Step Down’

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke pitched some unsolicited advice to President Trump over the weekend when he told the world leader that he should resign.

The former congressman said Trump should “step down” amid an impeachment inquiry from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues.

“For the good of the country, for the good of your political career, for any legacy that you want to be able to maintain, the right thing for you to do now is to step down,” the presidential candidate who polls below 3 percent told a crowd at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas, according to Western Journal.

“This country is as divided as it’s ever been, is being driven further apart every day by this president,” O’Rourke continued, as Fox News reports. “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.”

O’Rourke, who also failed in his senatorial campaign against Texas Senator Ted Cruz, also encouraged Trump administration officials to sit the president down and convince him of this need to resign.

“Those closest to Donald Trump, many of whom are alarmed by his behavior and his lawlessness and the crimes that he has committed, need to sit down with Donald Trump and help him to make that same decision,” O’Rourke continued.

He added, per Fox News: “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.”

Fox News also adds:

O’Rouke’s calls are unlikely to be heeded by the White House. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Sky News Friday that he would like to testify to Congress and has said that everything he did was “perfectly legal.”

Trump, meanwhile, has defended himself vigorously and has gone on the attack against his Democratic opponents.

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Trump addressed the ongoing controversy in a series of tweets over the weekend and again on Monday morning where he said:

Fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren similarly said the evidence for impeachment was “pretty clear,” suggesting the president will inevitably be removed: