‘UpFront’: Moore calls Trump ‘threat to national security,’ backs impeachment

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, said President Trump is “a threat to national security” and she “absolutely” will vote to impeach him.

“It’s not because I have rushed to judgment,” Moore said in an interview aired Sunday on “UpFront,” produced in partnership with WisPolitics.com.

“The elements of the Ukraine case have been alleged previously. And now, we really have proof from the mouth of the president,” she said. “It’s just astounding and shocking.”

Moore said she thinks the formal impeachment inquiry that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced last week “may very well conclude with an impeachment vote, perhaps by Thanksgiving.

“It’s not just that we don’t like this man. This man is a national security threat. This man is dangerous to our democracy and to our foreign policy and our allegiances around the world,” she said. “And it’s our responsibility under Article 1 of the Constitution to follow that.”

Moore also said it’s possible some Republicans could vote for impeachment. She noted that the most recent public opinion surveys have shown a “double-digit increase in the percentage of Americans who now agree with impeachment.”

“I think that we are bringing the public along, which is part of the process. But I do think that we’ve also seen some cracks in the Republican resolve to defend this president,” Moore said.

Also on the program, ABC News Political Director Rick Klein discussed the risks of impeachment for Democrats like U.S. Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse, who represents a district that Trump won in 2016.

“UpFront” also talked to WPTZ-TV reporter Stewart Ledbetter in Vermont about the city of Burlington’s experience with the new F-35 fighter jets, which have created controversy in Madison.

See more from the program:
http://www.wisn.com/upfront

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