Before Donald Trump was even inaugurated, Democrats in Congress were already conspiring to figure out ways to get him impeached. Now, they’ve come one step closer to their goal…
The Hill reported that California Democrat Boyd Roberts has officially filed paperwork with the the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to create the Impeach Trump Leadership PAC. On Monday, the FEC received the paperwork to establish the political action committee, whose goal will be to raise money to impeach Trump.
In addition, Roberts filed paperwork with the FEC to run against Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) in the 2018 midterm elections. Rohrabacher has served his district in congress since 1989.
Roberts previously ran for Congress in 2014, challenging Rep. Ken Calvert’s (R-Calif.) for his seat. However, he dropped out before the filing deadline.
This comes days after Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) said he will strongly consider beginning impeachment proceedings against Trump if he orders U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ignore a judge’s stay on parts of his controversial immigration order.
“There should be a resolution of censure,” he said. “And if he does it again, there should be articles of impeachment.”
Castro and his fellow Democrats have asked Congress to probe “whether President Trump intentionally exceeded his constitutional authority.” If Trump does ignore the judge’s orders, Castro said it would be like, “living in a military junta.”
“There’s no longer any checks and balances,” Castro said.
Unfortunately for these Democrats aching for impeachment, the CBP released a statement confirming that Trump has told them to do no such thing.
“CBP officers are not detaining anyone. Green card holders who arrive in the U.S. have to go through secondary screening but that process is working smoothly and relatively quickly,” spokesman Gillian Christensen said.