ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - A Minnesota Congresswoman signed on to recently filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Monday, the first legislator from the state to do so.
With majorities in both the U.S. House and Senate, congressional Republicans seem unlikely to bring the matter to a vote, though several Democrats have still signed on to the articles originally introduced by Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee.
“President Trump has repeatedly and willfully flouted the Constitution and our country’s laws,” McCollum said in a statement. “We cannot continue to pretend that President Trump’s conduct is normal, acceptable, or even legal. It is time for Congress to exercise its constitutional responsibility to investigate, issue subpoenas, and commence impeachment hearings to hold President Trump accountable for actions that are corrupting the Presidency and damaging our nation.”
The articles specifically allege three violations of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause stemming from Trump's continued ownership stake in several businesses that profit from work done for both the United States and foreign governments, as well as an obstruction of justice allegation that claims his firing of former FBI Director James Comey broke the law.
McCollum represents Minnesota's Fourth House District, which includes St. Paul and its surrounding suburbs.