U.S. Rep. McBath talks impeachment, gun control at Dunwoody town hall

U.S. Rep. McBath talks impeachment, gun control at Dunwoody town hall

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U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Marietta) addressed a crowd of some 200 people at Dunwoody High School at her second of four town halls this summer. (Dyana Bagby) U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath stressed the importance of bipartisanship in Washington, D.C., at her June 8 town hall at Dunwoody High School, on everything from gun control to climate change. But she was forced to tackle a very partisan issue when a woman who described herself as a “staunch” McBath supporter asked her why she was not calling for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. “It troubles me to have to stand up and say that I’m concerned about that with you,” the woman said in the second question of the town hall. “All these children dying at the border … how long can you go before you stand up say the House has a job to do and you need to have hearings?” McBath, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, said hearings are coming, but stressed there is a “tedious process” that must be followed. Most Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are not publicly calling for impeachment. The impeachment process begins in the House, where a vote on an article of impeachment is taken. If a majority of the House approves an article of impeachment, the process then moves to the Senate where a trial is held. Many political experts agree a Republican-controlled Senate — where a two-thirds vote is needed to remove the president — would not vote to impeach […]

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