Cruz challenger calls for Trump’s impeachment over Putin summit

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said on Tuesday that President Trump’s performance at a controversial news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin warrants impeachment – and that he would vote to do so.

“Standing on stage in another country with the leader of another country who wants to and has sought to undermine this country, and to side with him over the United States – if I were asked to vote on this I would vote to impeach the president,” O’Rourke said, according to The Dallas Morning-News.

“Impeachment, much like an indictment, shows that there is enough there for the case to proceed and at this point there is certainly enough there for the case to proceed,” he added.

O’Rourke’s comments came a day after Trump challenged the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election and appeared to place blame on Washington for current tensions with Moscow, all while standing alongside Putin in Helsinki.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.