Last night, CNN held a presidential town hall with California Senator Kamala Harris. At the town hall, Harris was asked if she supported beginning impeachment proceedings for President Donald Trump.
Harris emphasized her support and said, “I think we have very good reason to believe that there is an investigation that has been conducted which has produced evidence that tells us that this president and his administration engaged in obstruction of justice, I believe congress should take the steps towards impeachment.”
Harris went on to add a bit of realism into the situation, noting that it may be very difficult to get impeachment passed as it will need a majority vote and that Republicans have not shown they will break from the president.
Democrats are split on whether to pursue impeachment proceedings in light of the Mueller report or to focus on important 2020 elections. Senator Harris’s willingness to publicly support impeachment proceeding signifies a shift in many Democratic official ‘s positions on this matter.