Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was among the first lawmakers to say President Donald Trump should be investigated and possibly impeached following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report on Thursday, BuzzFeed News reports.
“Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution. As such, I’ll be signing onto @RashidaTlaib’s impeachment resolution.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is also now supporting the impeachment resolution.
“Impeachment is part of our constitutional responsibility,” Omar tweeted. “We have an obligation to investigate whether the President committed impeachable offenses.”
In March, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) introduced the resolution, which only calls for an investigation into whether Trump should be impeached.
Since the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, only a few lawmakers have called for Trump’s impeachment, including Rep. Al Green (D-Texas). But Green has always been in favor of impeachment.
“The president knows he shouldn’t be in office. He knows what he has done. We know what he has done. It is #TimeToImpeach,” Green tweeted on Thursday.
Mueller’s redacted report was released Thursday morning. Mueller ultimately came to the conclusion that he could not conclude whether Trump committed a crime, but he did “not exonerate” Trump on obstruction of justice.
Many interpreted this to mean that Mueller left the decision up to Congress, as he cannot indict a sitting president.
H/T BuzzFeed News
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