Tlaib rallies with Democratic colleagues in call for impeachment of President Trump

Posted at 4:15 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 19:34:28-05

(WXYZ) — High profile Detroit Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is joining another rally calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, and she's leading the charge.

Tlaib is yet again calling for the impeachment of the president. However, she's doing so at a time when other party leaders are saying they'll wait for the results of the Mueller investigation.

“This month I’ll be joining folks and advocates across the country,” Tlaib said at the rally.

Facing a crowd of supporters, Tlaib isn't holding back, as she's done in the past. The elected leader from southwest Detroit, is pledging to stand with some of her colleagues in calling out President Trump. Tlaib says Trump still personally benefits from operating his business empire while he runs the country from the oval office.

“This is beyond the Mueller investigation," Tlaib said in a phone interview. "First and foremost, every single president before him, every single one has divested in their private businesses because it directly conflicts with their role as president of the United States.”

Outside the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, there are more calls for action against Trump. However, Pelosi isn't talking impeachment. The white house has publicly blasted Tlaib in the past, calling this kind of talk disgraceful after rallies on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Tlaib told Action News she'll still support proceedings this month in the House. She is also encouraging other groups to protest against the Trump family business dealings, and says it's exactly what voters in Southeast Michigan elected her to do.

“If we’re going to try to pass Medicare for all, and then you have the insurance industry turning around and spending money at the Trump D.C. Hotel," Tlaib said. "Talking about $200 and $300,000 I’ve seen in direct contact, I’ve seen even with foreign governments coming in and then in that same day they’re lobbying the president.”

She says her passion for equality and justice is nothing new, but she feels now that the fight is more crucial than ever.