Sen. Dick Durbin latest democrat to call for Trump's impeachment

He broadcasted his time on the Senate floor on Facebook Live.

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September 24, 2019 - 1:34 pm
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(KFTK) — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, of Illinois, became the highest-ranked Democratic Senator to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump after he spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday morning.

"I will say that in the two-and-a-half to three years that Donald Trump has been president, I think our nation has been rocked by this president's approach to the highest office in the land. He has said things and done things (that) no other president has ever done. Members of his own political party have been uncharacteristically silent when it comes to criticizing this president for his wrongdoing. The litany of things he has done is long and troubling," Durbin began.

In Durbin's 14-minute speech, he reminded listeners that "the people have the last word in our elections." He then called the notion that another country would interfere with a U.S. election "repugnant."

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"You don't need a Ph.D. or a law degree to understand that if a foreign country tries to interfere with the United States' election process, that country is an enemy in that action," Durbin said. "And those who would encourage a foreign country or foreign agents to engage in our election, they too have crossed the line."

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Durbin then transitioned to the topic of Trump's involvement with Ukraine.

"If this president of the United States can attempt to extort a foriegn leader to withhold security funds that were to be given from the united states to his country in order to pursue and promote his own political agenda, we have reached a new low in the United States," Dubin said.

He then turned to Twitter to spread his message.

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