‘Between … firing former FBI Director Comey and consistently infusing bigotry into policy, the President has committed enough impeachable acts…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Several Democratic lawmakers continue to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, despite the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report said there was no collusion or obstruction.
“Where I stood then, I stand now,” he said in a statement. “Mr. Mueller has performed his investigation and a report has been submitted to the public. He has given us information we can go forth with. Now it is time for Congress to do its job.”
Green said that even if there were no obvious evidence to support the commission of a crime, Congress still had the power to impeach if it deemed him unable to discharge his duties.
“The framers of the Constitution granted us the way to address a president unfit to remain in that position through impeachment,” Green said. “Members of Congress, we must decide if we have the will.”
Mueller explicitly said in his report that there was no evidence the president conducted criminal activity with the Russian government, and it left the question of obstruction up to the Justice Department.
Regardless, Green said the Democrat-controlled House should vote to remove Trump from office, citing the president’s alleged “bigotry” as one of the impeachable offences.
“It isn’t about symbolism or whether we will have the votes or if the Senate will actually remove President Trump from office. Between initiating the obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director Comey and consistently infusing bigotry into policy, the President has committed enough impeachable acts,” he continued.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has also renewed calls for impeachment, despite Democratic leadership’s unwillingness to move forward with such a radical plan.
On Thursday, the congresswoman reaffirmed via Twitter her early vow to “impeach the motherf***er.”
“Doing nothing when we are seeing blatant disregard of the United States constitution, to our ethical norms, is dangerous.”
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) April 18, 2019
Few Democrats have signed Tlaib’s impeachment resolution, which she sent to her colleagues last month, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter Thursday evening that the party would have a conference call on Monday “to discuss this grave matter.”
“The Congress of the United States will honor its oath of office to protect and defend the constitution of the United States, to protect our democracy,” she wrote, according to Roll Call.
Pelosi has said she would not allow the Democratic Party to pursue impeachment unless it would be a bipartisan effort. After Tlaib first introduced her resolution, Pelosi said, “That is not an initiative of our House caucus.”