A Texas Representative is calling for Trump’s impeachment. The legislator who recently lost a re-election bid in the primary seems to be taking the loss poorly and is airing his grievances with the president.
According to Town Hall:
It’s not a top Republican. It’s not even a national one, but it offers insight into the weak sauce arguments for impeachment against Donald Trump; a nice window into this left wing pipedream to boot the president because…a lot of people didn’t like the results of the 2016 election. No, seriously—it’s getting ridiculous, folks. In Texas, State Rep. Jason Villalba outlined his reasons for why we need to impeach President Trump. Villalba is an outgoing lawmaker in the state legislature, as he was defeated in a primary held in March (via The Hill):
“Since Donald J. Trump has been president, he alone has increased the national debt by over $1 trillion. Yes. One trillion dollars. The fastest any president in U.S. history has accrued that level of debt,” Jason Villalba wrote in an editorial published by The Texas Tribune’s “TribTalk” on Wednesday.
“Our president has mocked and belittled our immigration laws, our intelligence agencies, our foreign policy strategy and even the American people. We have been called ‘stupid,’ ‘weak,’ ‘a joke’ and ‘pathetic,’ all by our own president,” Villalba continued, adding that he was one of the “only Republican elected officials in the country to plead with the American voters to abandon this charlatan prior to his election.”
“For my transgressions, I was summarily unelected from the Texas Legislature. I have no regrets. I always do what I believe is right. That is not politically expedient, but it helps me sleep at night,” the lawmaker, who lost the GOP primary in Texas House District 114 in March, said.
This seems like a ploy to stay relevant. The media will surely enjoy this ‘Republicans’ perspective heading into the mid-terms and the 2020 presidential election.