With the Mueller report seemingly unable to satiate the “resistance”-minded democrats, the “I” word has begun to fly over the swampier parts of Washington DC.
Mueller’s report has been heralded as a “roadmap to impeachment” by left-leaning pundits and lower-tier congressional democrats from within an hour of its release. Mueller’s team, being unable charge the President with a crime, certainly made it clear that their hope was for Congress to push forward in their absence.
And that they have, issuing numerous subpoenas and statements, all while juggling their busy television schedule.
While the idea of impeaching may be novel to the likes of freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the old guard of the democratic party has been reluctant to head that direction…namely Nancy Pelosi and her devotees.
All that has changed today, however, as lower-rung democratic presidential candidate Liz Warren went there.
In a series of tweets, the presidential hopeful cited the report as evidence of obstruction of justice and collusion, adding that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had “put the next step in the hands of Congress.”
That next step? She says it’s impeachment.
“The Mueller report lays out facts showing that a hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election to help Donald Trump and Donald Trump welcomed that help,” she said in one tweet. “Once elected, Donald Trump obstructed the investigation into that attack.”
It is possible that this declaration is an attempt by Warren to regain her footing in a democratic race that seems to be leaving her in the dust.
Warren’s team was earlier forced to admit that they are not hitting their fundraising targets as new democratic sensations such as Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke eclipse the more well-established candidates.
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