Beto O'Rourke Courts Donors With Boast He Wanted Trump Impeached a Year Ago–though He Downplayed It at the Time

WASHINGTON - Casting himself as an early proponent of impeachment, Beto O'Rourke on Thursday issued his first overt appeal to donors based on his call for Congress to remove President Donald Trump.His email blast refers to an interview 14 months ago to bolster the claim, glossing over the fact that until four weeks ago he resisted calls for impeachment and even in that April 2018 interview, called it premature.Still, the appeal marks a new step in the El Paso Democrat's effort to position himself as a leading advocate of impeachment, as he and other Democrats angling for the White House scramble to stand out in the crowd."We must have the courage of our convictions," he told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Hardball on Wednesday night.  Continue reading...

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