103 Things Democrats Have Said Trump Could Be Impeached For

103 Things Democrats Have Said Trump Could Be Impeached For

President Trump was only in office two weeks before a Democratic congressman called for his impeachment.

On Feb. 1, 2017, mere days after the Trump’s inauguration, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) said the House should consider impeaching the president in the event he doesn’t abide by court orders related to his travel ban. 

President Trump did end up abiding by these court orders, but that didn’t stop Democrats’ calls for impeachment. Over the ensuing months, and years, Democrats have regularly come up with reasons why they should impeach the president. 

At current count, Democrats have proffered 96 different reasons for impeaching Trump. 

Below you’ll see a news list we’ve cross-posted from our sister site, — the original is here — which is displayed chronologically. 

By far the Democrats coming up with the most reasons for impeachment are Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Rep. Al Green (D-Texas). At current count, Waters has produced 14 different reasons she thinks Trump’s impeachable; Green’s come up with 18. 

A few of the more interesting: Rep. Green suggested impeaching Trump after his supporters chanted “send her back” in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.); Rep. Waters has said he should be impeached simply for being “despicable.” 

Those, of course, are just a sampling. See below for the comprehensive list. And if we’re missing any, you can add more by visiting 

# Summary Date Source Accuser
1 For owning hotels and golf courses 01/20/2017 The Washington Post RootsAction
2 For potentially ignoring court orders on his travel ban 02/01/2017 MSNBC Joaquin Castro
3 Because "we have to" 02/06/2017 Grabien Maxine Waters
4 For "creating chaos and division" 02/06/2017 CNN Maxine Waters
5 For potentially supplying damaging information 02/20/2017 MSNBC Jerry Nadler
6 For trying to "undermine Hillary Clinton and therefore undermine our democracy" 03/23/2017 Grabien Maxine Waters
7 Because his "motives and actions are contemptible" 04/15/2017 NTK Network Maxine Waters
8 For "collusion" 05/11/2017 MSNBC Maxine Waters
9 Because "he regards himself as above the law" 05/14/2017 ABC Lawrence Tribe
10 For firing Comey 05/15/2017 MSNBC Al Green
11 For allegedly disclosing classified info to Russia 05/16/2017 The Washington Free Beacon Maxine Waters
12 For Comey saying Trump asked him to drop Flynn probe 05/17/2017 MSNBC Jerry Nadler
13 For being "mentally unstable" 05/22/2017 MSNBC Ron Reagan
14 Because they've been able to "connect the dots" 05/28/2017 MSNBC Maxine Waters
15 Because "a plurality of polls" supports it 06/07/2017 ABC News Al Green
16 For being "abnormal" and possibly "crazy" 07/07/2017 NTK Network Maxine Waters
17 For banning transgenders from serving in the military 10/11/2017 Grabien Al Green
18 For "disrespecting and disparaging women" 10/11/2017 CSPAN Al Green
19 For saying NFL athletes should stand for the national anthem 10/19/2017 CSPAN Al Green
20 For being "friends" with Putin 10/24/2017 CNN Maxine Waters
21 For being "a clear and present danger" to Americans 10/25/2017 MSNBC Tom Steyer
22 For "putting the health and safety of Americans at risk" 10/28/2017 MSNBC Tom Steyer
23 For being an "inciter" of "ethnocentrism" 11/08/2017 CSPAN Al Green
24 For promoting "xenophobia" 11/08/2017 CSPAN Al Green
25 For inciting "bigotry" 11/08/2017 CSPAN Al Green
26 For being an "inciter" of "hatred" 11/08/2017 CSPAN Al Green
27 For "undermining the federal judiciary" 11/15/2017 Grabien Steve Cohen
28 For mocking a disabled journalist 11/16/2017 Bloomberg Maxine Waters
29 For the "Access Hollywood" tape 11/16/2017 Bloomberg Maxine Waters
30 For "threatening the media" 11/18/2017 MSNBC John Yarmuth
31 For "taking money from foreign governments" 11/26/2017 CNN Tom Steyer
32 For "dereliction of duty" 12/03/2017 MSNBC Ted Lieu
33 For being incompetent 12/04/2017 MSNBC Ezra Klein
34 For bringing "dishonor" upon the United States 12/06/2017 CSPAN Al Green
35 For being "psychologically deranged" 12/16/2017 MSNBC Richard Painter
36 For being "racist, sexist, and Islamaphobic" 12/30/2017 MSNBC Anushay Hossain
37 For not believing in the Constitution 12/30/2017 MSNBC Karine Jean-Pierre
38 For being "unfit" for office 01/08/2018 MSNBC Tom Steyer
39 For saying some countries are "shitholes" 01/14/2018 MSNBC Al Green
40 For his aides talking to Russians 01/26/2018 CNN Cory Booker
41 For urging Sessions to investigate Hillary 02/28/2018 MSNBC Chris Hayes
42 For not being respectful 03/04/2018 MSNBC Maxine Waters
43 For being "the most dangerous president in American history" 03/05/2018 MSNBC Tom Perez
44 For name calling 03/12/2018 MSNBC Maxine Waters
45 For A.G. Sessions firing Andrew McCabe 03/16/2018 MSNBC Danny Cevallos
46 For violating the "emoluments clause" 03/20/2018 MSNBC Tom Steyer
47 For possibly considering "firing" Mueller 03/23/2018 CNN Ted Lieu
48 For being "unwilling to make it clear" Russians can't hack America's "critical infrastructure" 03/26/2018 MSNBC John Garamendi
49 For being "unworthy" and "despicable" 03/27/2018 MSNBC Maxine Waters
50 Because "we have the grounds to do it" 06/27/2018 CNN Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
51 For staffing Trump Tower with park rangers 01/16/2019 MSNBC Rashida Tlaib
52 For the BuzzFeed report on Cohen 01/18/2019 MSNBC Eugene Robinson
53 For the "so many things" he has done 01/20/2019 MSNBC Maxine Waters
54 Because Virginia's governor wore blackface 02/08/2019 CSPAN Al Green
55 To prevent his re-election 05/04/2019 MSNBC Al Green
56 Because the "system of checks and balances is at risk" 05/15/2019 C-SPAN Al Green
57 To prevent a "monarchy" 05/15/2019 C-SPAN Al Green
58 For not releasing his tax returns 05/16/2019 Campaign Ad Tom Steyer
59 To put a "stain" on his presidency 05/25/2019 MSNBC Karine Jean-Pierre
60 Because it's "critical to our national security" 05/27/2019 MSNBC Richard Painter
61 Because it would be "crazy not to do it" 05/30/2019 CNN John Hickenlooper
62 In order to "set a precedent" for future presidents 06/01/2019 MSNBC Karine Jean-Pierre
63 Because we have a "moral obligation" 06/02/2019 CNN Cory Booker
64 Because it will help "educate" and "inform" the American public 06/03/2019 MSNBC Mike Quigley
65 Because the president "is leaving us no choice" 06/04/2019 CNN Dan Kildee
66 Because it's our "constitutional duty" to "have this debate" 06/08/2019 MSNBC Seth Moulton
67 For failing to "produce evidence" 06/10/2019 CNN Steve Cohen
68 For saying the press is the "enemy of the people" 06/10/2019 CNN Steve Cohen
69 For saying he'd take "dirt" on rivals from foreigners 06/13/2019 CNN Steve Cohen
70 For Kellyanne Conway's alleged Hatch Act violation 06/14/2019 MSNBC Richard Painter
71 To ensure Robert Mueller's work is continued 06/19/2019 NTK Network Katie Porter
72 For being "above the law" 07/11/2019 C-SPAN Al Green
73 For "inhumane" conditions at the border 07/15/2019 MSNBC Rashida Tlaib
74 For "high crimes and misdemeanors" 07/15/2019 MSNBC Ilhan Omar
75 For administration officials defying congressional subpoenas 07/16/2019 C-SPAN Ann Kirkpatrick
76 For saying fellow Americans should "go back to other countries" 07/17/2019 C-SPAN Al Green
77 For Trump crowd's "send her back" chant 07/18/2019 CNN Al Green
78 For attacks on the judiciary 07/19/2019 MSNBC Steve Cohen
79 Because we're in a "constitutional crisis" 07/25/2019 C-SPAN Al Green
80 For offering to host G7 summit at Doral 08/31/2019 MSNBC House Judiciary Committee
81 For influencing the decision of the new FBI building's location 08/31/2019 MSNBC Mike Quigley
82 For publicising his own assets 08/31/2019 MSNBC Mike Quigley
83 For suggesting a company for Army Corps to award wall production contract 08/31/2019 MSNBC Richard Painter
84 For talking like Hitler 08/31/2019 MSNBC Richard Painter
85 Because every new impeachable offense makes it harder to take action 08/31/2019 MSNBC David Cicilline
86 To ensure "our democracy" is "saved" 09/10/2019 MSNBC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
87 For investigating Hunter Biden 09/22/2019 CNN Adam Schiff
88 For "hijacking" American foreign policy 09/23/2019 MSNBC Chris Hayes
89 For betraying his oath of office 09/24/2019 Politico Nancy Pelosi
90 For "coercing" a foreign government 09/25/2019 MSNBC Matthew Miller
91 For "extorting" a foreign government 09/25/2019 MSNBC Matthew Miller
92 For having a telephone conversation with the president of Ukraine 09/26/2019 CNN Maxine Waters
93 For "intimidating" the whistleblower 10/01/2019 ABC Jon Karl
94 For Kurt Volker's text messages with Ukraine 10/04/2019 CNN Jim Himes
95 For being a "traitor" 10/06/2019 CNN Joe Walsh
96 For blocking US ambassador to EU from testifying 10/08/2019 Washington Examiner Adam Schiff
97 For likening impeachment to "lynching" 10/22/2019 CSPAN Al Green
98 For pronouncing November 'National American History and Founders Month' 11/05/2019 Twitter Rashida Tlaib
99 For "intimidation" of witness Yovanovitch with tweets 11/15/2019 CNN Eric Swalwell
100 For 'trying to use the court system' 11/22/2019 Washington Free Beacon Pramila Jayapal
101 For joking about shooting someone on 5th Avenue 12/17/2019 Grabien Norma Torres
102 For involvement in Roger Stone/DOJ "controversy" 02/12/2020 The Right Scoop Eric Swalwell
103 For issues related to the classified documents case 06/11/2023 MSNBC Eric Holder
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