US Congress Must Take Steps Towards Impeaching Trump: Kamala Harris

US Congress Must Take Steps Towards Impeaching Trump: Kamala Harris

"And the tool that we are given for that accountability is the impeachment process". Pelosi spoke briefly at the beginning of the call to reiterate her position - stated in a letter to members earlier in the day - that the House should continue committee investigations into the president before deciding on next steps, according to multiple sources on the call who spoke on condition of anonymity.

After the release of the Mueller report, that's changing.

In some ways, it's a wonder it's taken this long. The 2020 Democratic field has already lurched to the left on a number of issues the party used to avoid for fear of looking too extreme: single-payer healthcare, jobs guarantees, marijuana legalisation, free or debt-free college and reparations for slavery. And there's very little downside in the primaries, given this is a 75-25 issue.

Polls suggest that significantly more Democratic voters favour impeachment than oppose it, but the idea is unpopular with independent as well as Republican voters. Following Mueller's report, a majority of Senate Republicans did not appear to be put off by the picture Mueller paints of Trump.

Neither of those reasons applies any more.

"Instead of working with the President to pass bipartisan legislation that would actually benefit Americans, House Democrats are singularly obsessed with finding something they can use to damage the President politically", the lawsuit states. "They believed that it was going to be an answer to all of their problems", Lee told Fox & Friends. Graham said the obstruction claims are "bizarre", since Mueller did not point to an underlying crime related to Russian collusion. He also made an inaccurate case that it is not possible to impeach him.

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As I argued at the time, she was setting the bar nearly impossibly high, given how unified the GOP base remains behind Trump. The senator also pushed the decision on impeaching Trump to her colleagues in the House, noting that it is their decision.

"There is no political inconvenience exception to the Constitution", she said.

On a conference call Monday evening, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chairs of several powerful committees discussed Democrats' path forward following the release of the Mueller report. "And he's just not worth it".

Warren, a champion for her party's more liberal wing, called for an "ultra-millionaires' tax" on income over $50 million to help pay for free college, free child care for all children 5 and younger, free universal prekindergarten and student-debt forgiveness. In fact, she was asked about Pelosi's political calculus, and she flatly rejected it. This is about principle. "Few of them are still saying let's impeach", Lee said. "As a 27-year law enforcement officer, while I understand we need to see the full report and all supporting documents, I believe we have enough evidence now".

"So we have to be realistic about what might be the end result".

Lindsey Graham has challenged Democrats to work up the courage and go for the impeachment, while the Democratic leadership warned against rushing in.

"We have to really push for an un-redacted copy of the report that goes to Congress".

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