Three prominent new congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib – called for impeachment proceedings to being.
Maxine Waters, the Democrat congresswomen from California who regularly clashes with the president, was also unambiguous in her calls for impeachment.
“At this point, Congress’s failure to impeach is complacency in the face of the erosion of our democracy and constitutional norms,” Ms Waters said.
“Congress’s failure to impeach would set a dangerous precedent and imperil the nation as it would vest too much power in the executive branch and embolden future officeholders to further debase the US presidency, if that’s even possible.”
A conference call between the Democratic leadership and congressmen was reportedly scheduled for Monday, when a route forward may become clearer.