Jul 23, 2019

NAACP passes vote unanimously calling for Trump impeachment

Rep. Rashida Tlaib spoke at the NAACP convention. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

NAACP delegates unanimously passed a vote on Tuesday calling for the impeachment of President Trump at the organization's national convention in Detroit.

Why it matters: The symbolic endorsement from the country's largest and oldest civil rights group follows Trump's recent racist attack on 4 congresswomen of color. His statements have resulted in ramped up calls for impeachment.

The big picture: Many House Democrats have stressed their support for proceeding with the impeachment process on the basis of Trump's nativist comments.

  • Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) introduced the articles of impeachment last week, citing the president's bigotry. Despite the vote's failure, Green attended Tuesday's NAACP convention and pushed for impeachment again, says Politico reporter Kyle Cheney.

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The impeachment whip list

Graphic: Axios Visuals

224 House Democrats and 1 independent publicly support launching an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, according to an Axios analysis.

Driving the news: Allegations that Trump may have pressured Ukraine's president to investigate Joe Biden have unleashed a new wave of calls to impeach Trump. The Senate and House Intelligence Committees received the whistleblower complaint Wednesday, and House Democrats told reporters they were "disturbed" upon reviewing it.

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Nadler: "We have impeachment resolutions before the committee"

House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) declined to explicitly say on ABC's "This Week" whether Democrats are pursuing an official impeachment inquiry, but repeated to George Stephanopoulos what he wrote in a court filing last week: "We have impeachment resolutions before the committee."

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The impeachment slow-drip

Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Staff/Getty Images

The number of House Democrats who have publicly expressed support for an impeachment inquiry has quietly crept up to 117 — an average of one a day for the month of July that brings the caucus one short of a majority, just in time for August recess.

Why it matters: The slow-drip of lawmakers joining the impeachment fray, boosted in waves by the Mueller hearings and President Trump's racist outbursts, disguises the reality that momentum has tilted squarely in favor of a formal inquiry.

Go deeperArrowAug 1, 2019