Democrat Rep. Says No to Removing Trump, Wants 'Censure' -- Then Reverses Position

Michael W. Chapman | November 26, 2019 | 12:54pm EST
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Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.).  (Federal Government)
Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.). (Federal Government)

( -- During a Nov. 24 radio interview, liberal Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence (Mich.) said she does not support removing President Donald Trump from office but does want to see him "censured" by Congress.

However, on Tuesday, Nov. 26, Lawrence reversed herself, releasing a statement that reads, "I continue to support impeachment."

"We are so close to an election,"Lawrence said on the NBN podcast, hosted by Charlie LeDuff.  "I will tell you, sitting here knowing how divided this country is, I don't see the value of taking him out of office. . But I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable."

"I want him censured," she said. "I want it on the record that the House of Representatives did their job and they told this president -- and any president coming behind him -- that this is unacceptable behavior and, under our Constitution, we will not allow it."

She also said, "I am a Democrat, but I am an independent United States of America citizen."

However, on Tuesday, Rep. Lawrence issued a statement that is the opposite of what she told LeDuff at NBN, an acronym for No Bulls**t News

With the headline "U.S. Representative Lawrence Clarifies Statement on LeDuff Podcast," the congresswoman said, “I was an early supporter for impeachment in 2017. The House Intelligence Committee followed a very thorough process in holding hearings these past two weeks. The information they revealed confirmed that this President has abused the power of his office, therefore I continue to support impeachment."

"However, I am very concerned about Senate Republicans and the fact that they would find this behavior by the President acceptable," said Lawrence. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)  (Getty Images)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) (Getty Images)

A recent poll in Wisconsin, historically a blue/Democrat state in presidential races, revealed that 53% of registered voters there say Trump should not be impeached while 40% say he should.

In addition, the poll showed  that in the race for president, Donald Trump currently leads against the four top Democrats vying for their party's nomination: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg.

Also, Independent voters in Wisconsin strongly support Trump over his Democrat rivals. 


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