Jul 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Paul Ryan dismisses Republican push to impeach Rod Rosenstein

Paul Ryan

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and fellow House Republican leaders hold a news conference following their weekly caucus meeting. Photo: Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said Thursday that he agrees the Justice Department should comply with congressional requests for information related to the Russia investigation, but that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's slow-walking of documents does not warrant impeachment, Politico reports.

“I don’t think we should be cavalier with this process or this term. Number two, I don't think this rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors, which is a really high standard."
— Speaker Paul Ryan

Why it matters: This comes a day after GOP lawmakers, led by Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Mark Meadows, introduced articles of impeachment against Rosenstein.

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