Lowcountry Lawmaker Calls for President Trump’s Impeachment

October 20, 2017, 9:37 am EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (MEGAN RIVERS, WTAT-TV) — Representative Wendell Gilliard made things very clear – he wants President Trump to be impeached. But voters here in the Lowcountry have mixed reviews.

“You don’t ever listen to what a politician might say, you always judge him by what he does,” said Gillard.

In a heartfelt letter the State Representative and Charleston native asked Congress to begin the process to impeach our 45th President.

“When you look at the list of the things since Donald Trump took office, you know, enough is enough,” he said.

Gilliard wrote the letter after alleged comments from the President to a grieving widow surfaced. Her husband was killed in Niger along with three other soldiers. Comments the President once denied.

“I had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife, who sounded like a lovely woman, did not say what the Congresswoman said,’ Trump remarked.

Racial tension was another focal point in the letter, of which Gilliard says is at an all-time high. “He’s fanning the flames of hate, prejudice, racism, all around the country.”

But not everyone in the Lowcountry agrees.

Rosemary Bontempi says she voted for the president and still stands with him today. “I do believe that I like the way he is. I think he’s very bold, he’s for change – I thought we were ready for a change.”

Others, like Shaun Fisher, are happy the letter has been written. “I would say it’s about time. I’m surprised he even got into office to begin with. He’s not much of a people person and almost seems one-sided.”

Joey Knichel agreed. “After seeing how he conducts himself I don’t consider him to be mentally fit to hold office. So I am all about that.”

Annette Kinlock says she wants more compassion to come from the oval office. “He certainly does not have the sensitivity when it comes to speaking to families about their loved-ones who have passed away,” she said. “It’s about time someone does something. I’m very proud to say that if he’s doing that, great, let’s get the ball rolling.”

Meanwhile, Gilliard is saying democrats and republicans should put their parties aside. “This is now about we the people.”

The Representative says he has support locally from both parties. He’s hoping that Congress will invoke Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution which would remove POTUS from office.