Apr 22, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Warren on Trump impeachment: "I took an oath to uphold the Constitution"

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) doubled down on her call for impeachment against President Trump during a CNN presidential town hall Monday night, arguing that "there is no political inconvenience exception to the United States Constitution" and that every person in the House and Senate should have to vote on whether they approve of Trump's conduct.

"If you've actually read the Mueller report, it's all laid out there. It's not like it's going to take a long time to figure that out. It's there. It's got the footnotes, it's got the points, it connects directly to the law. I took an oath to uphold the constitution of the United States and so did everybody else in the Senate and in the House, and I believe that every person in the Senate and the House ought to have to vote and to say either, yeah, that's okay with me.
Yeah, let a president just step in the way he did when he told the White House counsel to go fire Mueller, and then told the White House counsel to go lie about having told the White House counsel to go fire Mueller, and then told the White House counsel to write a letter saying that Donald Trump had not told him to go fire Mueller and then to say, "Why on Earth would you take notes about what I said to you? The lawyers I deal with never put anything in writing." If there are people in the House or the Senate who want to say that's what a president can do when the president is being investigated for his own wrongdoings or when a foreign government attacks our country, then they should have to take that vote and live with it for the rest of their lives."

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