‘That policy is wrong in my opinion, and must be changed in the future when reason and rationality return to our politics…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Another Republican joined the call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, arguing that special counsel Robert Mueller provided evidence of obstruction of justice.
NeverTrump former Rep. Earl Thomas “Tom” Coleman, R-Mo., penned an op-ed in the Kansas City Star arguing that Trump and members of his campaign “on multiple occasions welcomed Russian interference on his behalf during the 2016 presidential election.”
Mueller released his report last month and said he could not find any evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, but could not “definitively” rule out obstruction of justice based on several interviews with former Trump staffers.
“While Mueller did not find sufficient evidence that Trump or his campaign had violated a criminal statute, the net effect was that the Trump campaign encouraged a foreign adversary to use and misrepresent stolen information on social media platforms to defraud U.S. voters. Because the presidency was won in this way, the president’s election victory brought forth nothing less than an illegitimate presidency,” Coleman wrote.
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., became the first Republican to openly call Trump’s conduct “impeachable,” though he didn’t say he supported Democratic efforts to remove the president from office.
Coleman, however, did say he’d support impeachment efforts.
“Mueller declined to charge the sitting president because of current Department of Justice regulations that prohibit it. That policy is wrong in my opinion, and must be changed in the future when reason and rationality return to our politics,” he wrote.
Amash told CNN earlier this week that several other Republicans in Congress privately agree with his conclusions.
“I’ve had people who, after I made my tweets said, ‘Boy, they’d better review it more carefully now and they hadn’t really gone through it before,’” Amash said.