Washington: California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency.
Harris’ unexpected support for impeachment follows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's push for Congress to begin the process to remove the Republican president following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report – a plan all but certain to fail without significant Republican support.
“There is no political inconvenience exception to the United States Constitution,” Warren said. “If any other human being in this country had done what's documented in the Mueller report, they would be arrested and put in jail.”
The impeachment debate played out on national television on Monday as five 2020 hopefuls representing different wings of the party addressed young voters in first-in-the-nation primary state New Hampshire. While they took turns on stage, the forum marked the first time this young presidential primary season in which multiple candidates appeared on national television for the same event.