Beto O’Rourke calls for President Trump’s impeachment during West Chester visit

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UAW Local 674 talks about strike at GM's West Chester distribution facility.

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke continued a Midwest swing with a stopover in Butler County this morning.

O’Rourke spoke with United Auto Workers members striking outside a General Motors distribution facility at 8752 Jacquemin Drive, West Chester Twp.

WATCH his visit with local workers below:

Asked about his thoughts on the way House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is handling the process to possibly impeach President Donald Trump, O’Rourke said he was in favor of impeachment.

“It’s now time for the House to move forward with impeachment,” O’Rourke said. “The American people are saying that, history calls us to do the right thing, the Constitution mandates this.”

O’Rourke also discussed his visit with the West Chester workers. The facility’s approximately 100 workers are among 49,200 UAW members who went on strike from GM facilities Sept. 16 after the company and union failed to reach an agreement on a new four-year contract.

“I’m struck by their sacrifice and their service to the rest of this country,” O’Rourke said.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke visited with striking GM workers in West Chester on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke visited with striking GM workers in West Chester on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

Following the West Chester Twp. visit, O’Rourke will travel to Dayton for a Dayton Community Meeting at noon and then to an Ohio State University Town Hall at 4 p.m.

MORE: GM workers strike: What does it mean for Butler County?

An email from his campaign said O’Rourke “will meet with activists, community leaders, and students to continue to address urgent issues including gun violence, building an economy that works for all, and the need to impeach President Trump and restore moral leadership to the White House.”

 

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