Then. Elizabeth Warren reiterated her request that President Trump be indicted, sparked by a growing controversy over a complaint about a still secret whistleblower from inside the US intelligence community.
In a Twitter thread published Friday night, the Massachusetts Democrat and presidential candidate condemned congressional leadership to resist calls to launch a formal impeachment investigation.
"After the Mueller Report, Congress had an obligation to initiate impeachment. By not acting, Congress was implicated in Trump's recent attempt to get foreign interference to help him in the US election. Do your constitutional duty and call on the president," she said Warren.
"A president is sitting in the Oval Office right now, who continues to commit crimes. He goes on to know that his Justice Department will not act and thinks Congress will not. Today's news confirmed he believes he is is above the law. If we do nothing he will be right, "she added.
A President t is sitting at the Oval Office right now, which continues to commit crimes. He continues because he knows his Justice Department will not act and believes that Congress will not either. Today's news confirmed that he believes he is above the law. If we do nothing, he will be right.
̵1; Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren)
September 20, 2019
Warren earlier urged a reluctant House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to proceed with impeachment after the summer, former Special Counsel Robert Muller's report on his two-year Russia investigation released. Although Mueller did not find a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, the Special Counsel described several cases of possible barriers to justice that ranked Democrats argue for establishing an impeachment investigation.
impeachment that seems to suffer from democratic unity, the surface of an intelligence official's bell has given impeachment advocates more ammunition.
Reports this week say that the complaint, which the Trump administration refuses to give to Congress, raised the alarm about a call in which Trump repeatedly called on the President of Ukraine to launch an investigation into Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. Even before the complaint emerged last Friday, three Democrat-led committees were already engaged in investigating whether Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani incorrectly squeezed the Ukrainian government by containing funds if they did not agree to launch an investigation that could increase the president's re-election
While Biden beat Trump and called for the release of the president's phone call in July with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Warren targeted Republicans in Congress, some of whom have rallied to Trump's defense while others have remained silent as yet another controversy house.
"Mitch McConnell is also complicit," Warren said of the majority leader. "The Senate must vote on the bill, which has already been passed by the House, to help states and localities protect themselves from the foreign attacks on our elections that the President previously welcomed."
Warren referred back to the Watergate controversy that led to President Richard Nixon's departure for almost some impeachment.
"In 1974, Democrats and Republicans united in support of impeachment not of mutual contempt for Nixon but mutual respect for the rule of law. Congress refused to be an accomplice in future lawmaking by Nixon or other presidents. It is time for this Congress to step up and act , "Warren said.
In 1974, Democrats and Republicans were united in support of impeachment not by mutual contempt for Nixon but by mutual respect for the rule of law. Congress refused to participate in future offenses by Nixon or other presidents. It is time for this Congress to step up and act.
– Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren)
September 20, 2019
Warren has risen in the polls late, second only to Biden. The former vice president has 28.8% support and Warren has 18.3%, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average poll.