Ilhan Omar: Impeaching Trump on Ukraine Is Like Getting Al Capone on Tax Evasion


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On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said the impeachment against President Donald Trump should be focused on his dealings with Ukraine.

Omar compared to law enforcement prosecuting crime boss Al Capone on tax evasion.

Melber asked, “You have previously advocated for impeaching this president on other grounds before the Ukraine bribery plot was exposed. What is your current thinking on how narrow or broad to advance impeachment?”

Omar said, “I’ve said for a really long time that it wasn’t going to be if the president was getting impeached, it was going to be when. I believed that there were multiple reasons for us to move impeachment on this president. Right now, I think it is really important for us to have it be narrowed, because this is a very concise case, regardless of the shenanigans that the Republicans are engaged in at the moment. The public can

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