Two first-term Black members of Congress said on Sunday that it’s “premature” to impeach President DonaldTrump, just days after a fellow freshman lawmaker from Detroit vowed to go after the “motherf***er.”
Democratic Reps. Jahana Hayes of Connecticut and Texas’ Colin Allred, appearing on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” said it was too early for their party, which regained control of the House of Representative on Thursday after eight years in the wilderness, to pursue impeachment.
They were part of a panel of four incoming House freshmen who were asked a range of questions, from the government shutdown to impeachment, on the Sunday morning political talk show.
“It’s absolutely premature,” Allred said. “This is way too early to be talking about this. We need to let the [Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s] investigation run its course. And I just think that it’s- it’s also something that can be used as a partisan lightning rod that we need to try to avoid.”
“The gravity of that word (impeach) is too big and too important to just throw it around,” she said.
This comes against the backdrop of Michigan’s RashidaTlaib, who replaced longtime Rep. John Conyers, ignited controversy Thursday night when she addressed a group of progressive Democrats. She vowed to “go in there and impeach the motherf***er.”