Radical Democrat accuses president of attempting to ‘overthrow our democracy’
Far-left Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment over leaked audio recordings of a phone call he made with a Georgia official.
The recording reveals that President Trump requested that GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger fully investigates allegations of voter fraud in his state.
Omar cited the U.S. Constitution, claiming it does not “make exceptions” for individuals based on the amount of time they had left in office.
The radical lawmaker claimed that the president must be held accountable for efforts to “overthrow our democracy.”
“The president’s effort to openly overturn our election results by putting pressure on the Republican Secretary of State of Georgia is a crime, plain and simple,” Omar said in a statement.
“The constitutional remedy for a high crime and misdemeanor committed by the president of the United States is clear: impeachment.”
“The President and his collaborators become more emboldened when they are not held accountable for their crimes,” Rep. Omar alleged on Twitter.
If the past four years have shown us anything, it’s that the President and his collaborators become more emboldened when they are not held accountable for their crimes.
The constitutional remedy for a high crime and misdemeanor committed by the President is clear: impeachment. pic.twitter.com/cjIuUhPIHQ
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) January 4, 2021
On the leaked audio, Trump seemed to pressure Raffensperger to do more to “find” missing votes or evidence of election fraud, if it exists.
However, the president’s opponents allege that Trump was forcing Raffensperger to help him rig votes in Georgia to deliver him a victory in the state over former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump has maintained that he won the state “very substantially.”
“I won this election by hundreds of thousands of votes,” Trump said on the call.
“There’s no way I lost Georgia. There’s no way.”
Trump then told Raffensperger that thousands of his votes are unaccounted for, and urged him to properly audit the results to prove that they were missed.
“So look. All I want to do is this,” Trump said.
“I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state.”
The president outlined numerous ways that fraudulent votes were likely cast in the presidential election.
He also noted that many voters allege they were otherwise prevented from casting their ballot.
Trump said those incidents added up to well more than the necessary nearly 11,780 votes required to overturn the state’s results.
As the president explains in the call, if Georgia finds enough missed votes during an audit, it would prove he won the state and likely won other battleground states too.
Two Democratic representatives have called for an investigation into the phone call.