Elizabeth Warren Pushes For Trump Impeachment: It's 'Bigger Than Politics'
2020 hopeful clings on to Russia narrative despite report clearing president
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has called for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, despite the 'Russia' narrative becoming almost obsolete.
“I know people say this is politically charged and we shouldn’t go there, and that there is an election coming up, but there are some things that are bigger than politics,” Warren told an audience at Keene College, New Hampshire.
“We cannot be an America that says it is OK for a president of the United States to try and block an investigation into a foreign attack on our country or an investigation into that president’s own misbehavior -- so I have called on the House to initiate impeachment proceedings.”
But the 2020 hopeful seems to be oblivious to the investigators effectively clearing the president and his associates on the Russia collusion.
Mueller did present a series of examples of how Trump tried to limit the probe, including removing Mueller himself.
But Democrats are now hellbent on accessing the full, unredacted report and have also called for Mueller to testify to Congress.
According to Fox News: Warren first made her call for impeachment on Friday, when she noted that Mueller said in his report that “Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.”
"The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty," she tweeted.
"That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.
The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty. That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 19, 2019
In justifying her call, she said on Saturday that there are “three big toplines [from the Mueller report] that are inescapable.”
“A hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election in order to help Donald Trump; Donald Trump welcomed that help; and when the federal government tried to investigate what happened, Donald Trump took multiple steps to try and derail or obstruct the investigations,” she said.
“The fundamental question for us is ‘is there going to be some accountability here?’” she added.
Her call is likely to be welcomed by the left-wing of the party, whose wing in Congress has been open in its hope to impeach the president.
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who said in January that she wanted to “impeach the motherf----r,” has introduced a resolution urging the House Judiciary Committee to probe whether Trump committed impeachment-level offenses.
That resolution has been signed onto by fellow left-wing freshman Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.