House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said President Trump likely broke the law when he asked Georgia officials to find votes for him, and he said that the House is considering a censure of the president.
“This president is out of control,” Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, told reporters Tuesday. “This president has no respect for democracy. This president is acting in a way that no other president has acted, period.”
Hoyer said Trump’s Saturday phone call pressuring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to find votes in his favor “may well be a violation of criminal law, both from a state and a federal perspective,” that authorities and Congress should consider.
“I think it will be subject to discussion,” Hoyer said when asked about how Congress would respond. “I haven’t seen it, but I believe that there are members talking about some type of censure resolution.”
Dozens of House Democrats have signed on to a censure resolution drafted