Many Democrats are remaining cautious on the topic of impeachment following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on President Donald Trump, his campaign, and Russia, but many others are saying it is time to begin proceedings, including:
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass: “The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty,” Warren tweeted. “That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.”
- Julian Castro: It would be “perfectly reasonable” to initiate impeachment proceedings, he told CNN.
- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.: Introduced a resolution last month calling for the House Judiciary Committee to investigate Trump for impeachable offenses.
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.: Says she backs Tlaib’s resolution.
- Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, is also supporting Tlaib’s call for an impeachment investigation.
- Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.: Said on Twitter over the weekend that “in times of greater consequence, let’s be clear” and added the hashtag “impeach Trump.”
- Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.: Told MSNBC Friday that “I believe impeachable offenses have been committed,” Cohen, who introduced five articles of impeachment against Trump in November 2017, told MSNBC Friday. “I believe it’s worthwhile to put in the history’s files what this man has done, and impeach him. But I don’t think it’s going to happen politically. I think a middle ground would be a censure.”
- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.: Told MSNBC’s “AM Joy” Sunday, that she is calling out Republicans’ patriotism if they supported impeaching President Bill Clinton, but not Trump, reports Real Clear Politics.
- Rep. Al Green, D-Texas: Made his third call for Trump’s impeachment Thursday, reports CW39 in Houston. He said if the Judiciary Committee won’t bring it to the floor, he’ll introduce the resolution himself.
- Billionaire San Francisco activist Tom Steyer: Plans an impeachment town hall in Pleasanton, Calif., Tuesday, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. The event is in the congressional district of Rep. Eric Swalwell, who is a Democratic candidate for president. The key Democratic donor has vowed to push all party presidential candidates into supporting Trump’s impeachment.