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Trump's new impeachment problem

Congressman Al Green the NAACP Annual Convention in 2016. Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

President Trump's racist tweets had an unintended consequence: They gave House Democrats a new rationale for impeachment.

Why it matters: This has the potential to fundamentally change the conversation around impeachment, which has so far mostly focused on possible instances of obstruction of justice as laid out by Robert Mueller's findings.

Republican backlash builds after Trump's racist tweets

Trump standing at a podium.
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President Trump's racist tweets over the weekend attacking Democratic congresswomen of color have drawn some pushback from his Republican colleagues.

What they're saying: Republicans have come out to condemn the president's comments — with Michigan Rep. Fred Upton saying that he was "appalled" and found the president's rhetoric "flat out wrong and uncalled for."