BOSTON – Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is calling for lawmakers to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump.
The senior senator from Massachusetts argued the President obstructed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian possible interference in the 2016 election.
“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,” Tweeted Sen. Warren, a Democrat who was elected by Massachusetts voters.
Yesterday, Massachusetts’ other U.S. Senator released a statement after U.S. Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the report submitted by Special Counsel Mueller.
“The Special Counsel’s report, even in its redacted form, paints a picture of deeply disturbing conduct by the President and members of his 2016 campaign that warrants Congressional action,” said Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat.
“Mr. Mueller explained he would have cleared the president if he could have, but he couldn’t because there was voluminous evidence that President Trump may have in fact obstructed justice. We need to hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He should testify to both the Senate and House and explain his report to the American people,” said Sen. Markey.
“The Special Counsel could not have been clearer that the Russians interfered in our 2016 election, something President Trump continues to deny. Vladimir Putin and Russian authorities will continue to attack our free and fair elections – the very fabric of our democracy – and President Trump and the White House must take action now to stop it from happening again,” said the Commonwealth’s junior senator.