For anyone watching the press conference in which Special Counsel Robert Mueller, for the first time, spoke on the investigation into Russia’s attacks on the U.S. presidential elections in 2016, the mandate for Congress was clear. Holding Trump accountable for his crimes is up to them.
Despite Trump’s endless “no collusion, no obstruction” claims, Mueller made one thing perfectly clear during his Wednesday press conference.
‘If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.’
Like most rational people, Mayor Pete heard this as a clear referral for impeachment. Mueller cannot publicly state that the president committed a crime. He cannot even state so in his report. What he did was lay out the evidence for Congress and let them know that the president was not exonerated by the evidence. Now, it’s time for Congress to do their jobs.
At this point, it doesn’t matter if Democrats have the votes they need for impeachment or for Trump’s removal. What’s important is that the American people see and hear the evidence for themselves, and that’s only going to happen during impeachment proceedings. This isn’t about political expediency or how one party will make gains for 2020 and the other will be harmed; this is about the rule of law. An investigation into Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign turned up evidence of obstruction of justice.
It’s time for impeachment proceedings to begin.
Twitter was in full support of Mayor Buttigieg’s calls for impeachment. Read some of their comments below: