A Los Angeles City Council committee says President Donald Trump should be investigated for any high crime or misdemeanor sufficient enough to warrant impeachment proceedings.
The resolution approved by the committee today, says the city's 2017-18 federal legistlative program should include support for any legislative action that would investigate whether Trump has violated the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, or if the 45th President has committed and high crimes or misdemeanors.
Speaking before the Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods Committee, the district chief of staff for Councilman Bob Blumenfield Lyn Shaw says the risk Trump poses is too great to ignore.
"What this tsunami known as Donald Trump has done in just 100 days is devastating and will continue to be devastating to both our city in terms of funding, and to our residents in terms of what he has done with immigrant rights and with women's rights and with workers' rights, and to keep this going is frightening."
Blumenfield is not a part of the committee, but did co-author the resolution that is now set to go to the full council where it is likely to pass. Seven of the fourteen members have already pledged their intention to vote for it.
President Trump has taken heat from ethics experts for not divesting ownership of his real estate empire which could be in violation of the Emoluments Clause in the US Constitution which prohibits government officials from accepting gifts or other benefits from foreign leaders or foreign states.
Trump has said that he will donate any profits from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury.