Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY Published 10: 41 PM ET Dec. 5, 2019Updated 2: 04 am ET Dec. 6, 2019
“I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America,” Bloomberg declared in a statement on his campaign website. Wochit
WASHINGTON – Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg,who recently announced he was runningfor the Democratic presidential nomination for 2020, stated that he agrees with impeaching President Donald Trump.
During aninterview with CBS,Bloomberg, 77, said of impeaching Trump, “I think it’s a very serious thing but it – and I was before opposed to it but after looking at all of the evidence, I think yes. Sad, but yes.”
“He does not seem to understand that he is an elected official whose job it is to work for the public rather than for himself. “pic.twitter.com/XAoAOwYjsO
– CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning)December 5, 2019
Bloomberg has switched his position on impeachment.In September, the Mayor arguedthe 2020 election was a “better forum” to remove Trump.
“I always have felt that an impeachment process where you’re not going to get it through the Senate, even if you get it through the House, turns into a partisan thing. And we don’t need any more partisanship, “Bloomberg stated. “We have an election coming up. The public has the right to decide then whether or not the President continues in office or we have a change. That’s a better forum.”
Then, about a month later,he reversed courseand said that he thought the inquiry should be pursued , though he noted then it would be unlikely Trump would actually be removed from office in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Now, on the day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House would draw up articles of impeachment against Trump, Bloomberg went a step further and personally agreed with impeaching Trump.
“What is the biggest thing that troubles you about him?” CBS anchor Gayle King asked.
“He does not seem to understand that he is an elected official whose job it is to work for the public rather than for himself,” Bloomberg responded.
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