Beto O'Rourke says Trump should resign amid impeachment inquiry: 'The single best thing to bring the country together'
The inquiry was started after a whistleblower complaint about the phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky from July where Trump had strongly asked Zelensky to look into Joe and Hunter Biden
Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 elections Beto O'Rourke has said that it would be good for the country if the current US President Donald Trump hands in his resignation.
He made the comments about Trump speaking at a Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, in relation to the recent controversy surrounding Trump's phone call with Ukraine.
The transcripts were made public recently and read out by Rep Adam Schiff at the hearing on Thursday, September 26, regarding a new impeachment inquiry by Democratic lawmakers.
O'Rourke, tearing into Trump, said, "The best possible path, especially if you're concerned about a country that's never been more divided, perhaps more highly polarized every day, is for this President to resign."
He added, "Allow this country to heal and ensure that we come back together with the greatest, most ambitious agenda we've ever faced, none of it possible while he remains in power."
The inquiry was started after a whistleblower complaint about the phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky from July where Trump had strongly asked Zelensky to look into Joe and Hunter Biden. Joe Biden is a former vice-president and a 2020 presidential election candidate.
O'Rourke further said, according to Fox News, that he was positive about the impeachment proceedings bringing results.
"Those closest to Donald Trump, many of whom are alarmed by his behavior and his lawlessness and the crimes that he's committed, need to sit down... and help him to make that same decision," O'Rourke said.
Stressing that there was no way out of the proceedings, he said, "Republican senators today in 2019, much as they did with Richard Nixon need to sit down with the president and make clear to him that there is no way out of this without a trial in the Senate, a trial which I believe will convict the president of these crimes."
Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, however, said that it is unlikely that Trump would pay any attention to this call. He also told Sky News that he's willing to testify for him and felt that he hadn't done anything legally wrong.