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Democratic Congresswoman Calls for Censuring Trump, Not Impeachment

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.), who previously called for an impeachment inquiry against Republican President Donald Trump, said that she does not support impeaching the president at this time.

“You can censure, you dont have to remove the president. So theres different levels of activities that you can take under the articles of impeachment,” Lawrence said on the “No BS News Hour” program over the weekend.

“We are so close to an election, so I can tell you, sitting here, knowing how divided this country is, I dont see the value of kicking him out of office, but I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable.”

Lawrence, 65, who has been in office since 2015, said that articles of impeachment would be written by the House Judiciary Committee after the House Intelligence Committee writes a report based on its findings.

“I feel that theres significant evidence based on the interviews and documents to impeach,” Lawrence said.

“It will be a partisan vote, Democrat and Republican. It will go to the Senate, which will take it up, and if they take it up they will not indict. Thats my assessment of what will happen.”

Back in June, Lawrence said she supported an impeachment inquiry against Trump.

President Donald Trump holds his notes
President Donald Trump holds his notes
President Donald Trump talks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington en route to Austin, Texas, on Nov. 20, 2019. (Joshua Lott/AFP via Getty Images)

“I feel we have to begin that process,” Lawrence told CNN on June 12. She said Trumps interview the same day with ABC was “criminal.”

The congresswoman said over the weekend that Trump used the power of the presidency to withhold money to get Ukraine to investigate an American citizen for his personal gain in response to a question about what Trump did thats impeachable. Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July to “look into” former Vice President Joe Biden and Bidens son Hunter Biden over their past conduct in the country.

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