How to stop Trump from impeaching a congressperson
A group of Americans who have been critical of President Donald Trump have proposed that Congress impeach his Vice President Mike Pence.
The American Conservative Union (ACU), a conservative group, announced a plan to propose impeachment against Pence in a statement on Tuesday.
The ACU said that it would submit its impeachment proposal to Congress and said that the goal is to remove Pence from office by impeachment.
The group is making the proposal to a committee led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the group said in a video posted to Twitter.
The proposal has drawn criticism from conservative groups including the National Review, which called the proposal “utterly absurd.”
The group also called on the Senate to hold hearings on the matter, but the Senate is not expected to take up the issue until after the mid-April recess.
The proposed impeachment measure would also seek to impeach Pence over his support of the Muslim Brotherhood and his decision to appoint members of the National Security Council who are Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers.
The Trump administration has repeatedly criticized the ACU’s proposal, which calls for the removal of Pence from power.
“If Congress fails to impeak the vice president, it will be an affront to our Constitution and our founding principles,” said the group’s president, Mark Krikorian.
“Pence and his team should not be in office.
We are calling on our country’s elected leaders to act swiftly to remove him from office, and we urge them to do so.”
The group’s proposed impeachment proposal comes after Trump on Friday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead an independent investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.