Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday he would support a resolution calling on Congress and the White House to impeact former President Barack Obama.
“We must impeach the President, and we will, if necessary, we will,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on “Hannity.”
Trump’s comments come as Democrats have mounted a campaign to impeak Obama, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) calling the former president “a monster.”
“I think it’s absolutely essential that we have the resolution, that we get to work,” Schumer told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday.
“We’re going to get there.
It is essential.
And I hope the Congress will take action on that.”
Republicans on Capitol Hill have been pushing to impeaching Obama for more than a year, but the effort has met resistance from Democrats.
The Senate last week approved a resolution to impeached Obama, but it was blocked in the House.
Democrats also have been calling on Obama to be removed from office, but Obama has resisted their calls.