Pennsylvania Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R) was met with thunderous applause at a Second Amendment rally as he discussed his intentions of impeaching Democrat Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto over new gun regulations.
Speaking at the 14th annual Second Amendment rally in the state Capitol, Rep. Metcalfe said that he is moving to impeach the “rogue mayor.”
According to a report from WESA, Peduto signed legislation last month restricting assault weapons, banning armor-piercing bullets and allowing temporary seizure of guns from people determined to be a danger to themselves or others.
Rally concluded. Biggest news is that PA @RepMetcalfe declared he intends to impeach Pittsburgh Mayor @billpeduto for supporting gun control measures that he says violate the constitution. pic.twitter.com/jsHM9bnzdt
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) May 6, 2019
“Mayor Peduto is guilty of the impeachable offense of violating the constitution,” Rep. Metcalfe said. “He willfully, brazenly, arrogantly violated the law.”
Metcalfe called on fellow lawmakers to support his impeachment resolution.
I just asked our attorney to have a resolution drafted to IMPEACH the Mayor of Pittsburgh for his illegal gun control ordinances!
— Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (@RepMetcalfe) April 9, 2019
Rep. Metcalfe had begun floating his intention to impeach Peduto almost immediately after the new gun control measures were announced.