Rep. Joaquin Castro just became the first Democrat to publicly talk about the prospect of impeaching President Donald Trump.
Last week, Castro (D-TX) told BuzzFeed News that if the White House ordered the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency to disregard judicial stays against Trump's controversial refugee ban, then Congress should begin the process of formally censuring the new president, which could potentially lead to his impeachment.
“There should be a resolution of censure. And if he does it again, there should be articles of impeachment,” the Mexican-American politician said.
“There’s no longer any checks and balances,” he said, adding that if Trump is ignoring court orders, then “you’re basically living in a military junta.”
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency has denied any claims that it was directed to disobey court orders.