Rep. Rick Larsen speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 15. He has called for impeachment of President Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh file)

Rep. Rick Larsen speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 15. He has called for impeachment of President Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh file)

Democratic U.S. Rep. Larsen: Time to impeach President Trump

Everett’s congressman says Trump’s attack on four congresswomen denigrates the meaning of U.S. citizenship.

EVERETT — Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen of Everett on Thursday called for the impeachment of Donald Trump, saying the president’s verbal attacks on four congresswomen show he does not respect what it means to be an American and no longer deserves to be the nation’s leader.

“It does not make me happy to conclude that about any president,” Larsen said by phone in an interview with The Daily Herald.

Larsen’s announcement comes two days after the Democratic-led House of Representatives condemned Trump for tweets and public statements about a quartet of first-term Democrats, saying the women should “go back” to where they came. All are U.S. citizens, and three were born in this country.

“He doesn’t respect U.S. citizenship,” said Larsen, a moderate who is in his 10th term representing the 2nd Congressional District. “He doesn’t respect the dream that U.S. citizenship represents around the world. If you can’t respect that, you don’t deserve to be president of the United States.”

On Wednesday, the House rejected a resolution to proceed with articles of impeachment. Larsen was among 95 House Democrats who voted against tabling the measure filed by Rep. Al Green, D-Texas.

Jerry Cornfield: 360-352-8623; jcornfield@herald net.com. Twitter: @dospueblos

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