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Harris: I Believe Congress Should Take Steps to Impeach Trump

"I believe Congress should take the steps towards impeachment..."

By NTK Staff | 04.23.2019 @9:47am


Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) became the second 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to come out and call on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump during a CNN town hall on Monday.

An audience member asked Harris whether she thought that the Democrats in Congress should reconsider their position on impeachment in light of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted final report.

“Look, for those of us who have been following the investigation and have seen any part of that report, it is very clear that there is a lot of good evidence pointing to obstruction and obstruction of justice. And I believe very strongly – first of all, let me just be very clear about – to table set,” Harris said. “I believe that we need to get rid of this president. That’s why I’m running to become president of the United States. So that is part of the premise, obviously, of my point.”

“But I think we have very good reason to believe that there is an investigation that has been conducted, which has produced evidence that tells us that this president and his administration engaged in obstruction of justice. I believe Congress should take the steps towards impeachment,” Harris said.

At this point, the audience in attendance broke out into applause.

“I also want to say this. I’m also a realist. And when I look at what has been happening over the two years and some months that I’ve been in the United States Senate, I have also witnessed folks in the United States Congress, and in particular in the GOP, who have been presented with many reasons to push back against this president, and they have not,” Harris added.

Harris added taht she had seen no evidence to suggest that the Republicans, who hold the majority in Senate, will “weigh on the facts instead of on partisan adherence to being protective of this president.”

“That’s what concerns me and what will be the eventual outcome. So we have to be realistic about what might be the end result, but that doesn’t mean the process should not take hold,” Harris concluded.

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