"Its laughable to hear some senators from Philippines are trying to think Duterte can be impeached,this is the biggest joke of the year,majority of the Filipinos believe Rodrigo Duterte is a God sent leader and few crooked senators like Leila de Lima and her boyfriend Richard Gordon dream of impeaching him,you cannot compete with the will of the people,"said May
Senator Leila de Lima,Duterte's foremost domestic critic,and Senator Richard Gordon,who heads the senate justice committee,said the president's comments provided a legal avenue for his ousting.
"That is betrayal of public trust and that constitutes high crimes because mass murders certainly fall into the category of high crimes.
And high crimes is a ground for impeachment under the constitution,"de Lima told the Fox.
Speaking to reporters,Gordon said:"When he says that,he's opening himself up,so what's the legal way,then go ahead and impeach him."
But justice minister Vitaliano Aguirre waved away Duterte's comments as"hyperbole".
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