Feinstein, though, stopped short of suggesting that Trump should be impeached.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein seemed to indicate Friday that she expects President Donald Trump may disqualify himself from office over potential constitutional breaches and conflicts of interest.
Surrounded by a group of mostly liberal protesters outside a Los Angeles fundraiser, Feinstein fielded a slew of questions on her feelings about what the left has alleged are Trump’s constitutional breaches, including one activist’s recitation of Trump’s potential conflicts of interest — from profiting off of his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, to winning trademarks in China.
“How are we going to get him out?” the questioner asked.
“I think he’s gonna get himself out,” the California Democrat and member of the Senate intelligence committee replied.
Her comment was captured on video by LA Times reporter Javier Panzar, who posted the exchanges on Twitter. A Feinstein spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment.
Feinstein, though, stopped short of suggesting that Trump should be impeached. Asked directly by another demonstrator whether Trump had committed impeachable offenses, Feinstein replied, “I can’t answer that right now.”
She also alluded to bills filed by Democratic lawmakers that would police Trump’s business conflicts.
“I think sending sons to another country to make a financial deal for his company and then have that covered with government expense, I believe those government expenses should not be allowed,” she said, alluding to a recent trip by Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump to Dubai, where they opened a new golf club.
Feinstein suggested the president’s potential conflicts raise questions about the Constitution’s “emoluments clause,” which prohibits federal officials from accepting payments from foreign governments.