Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that Democrats should consider bringing impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Dem Seth Moulton: Trump is not a patriot Celebs unwind at Capitol File WHCD after party Graham: ‘I don’t care’ if Trump told McGahn to fire Mueller MORE.
Richmond, appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” also called for Trump to testify under oath.
“I think it’s the best way to get all of the facts out,” Richmond said. “I also believe at some point we have to hear from this president. Whether he’s lying to us or not, we need to hear from him under oath.”
He added, however, that whether to begin impeachment proceedings is up to Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerSome Dem chairmen have changed tune on Trump impeachment 21 questions for Robert Mueller Klobuchar on impeachment: ‘I’m the jury’ MORE (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and said he is “comfortable going either way.”
“It’s Chairman Nadler’s decision how far we go with impeachment. I would just tell you I’m comfortable going either way. I am a lawyer by trade. I am very concerned about this president’s fitness for office,” Richmond said.
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Following the release of the special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE‘s report earlier this month, some Democratic lawmakers have advocated for impeaching Trump.
Mueller’s report did not find evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia ahead of the 2016 election, but the report notes that the campaign believed it would benefit from Russia’s interference and that Russia believed it would benefit from a Trump presidency.
Mueller also outlined several instances in which the president potentially obstructed justice.
Members of Democratic leadership, including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiSchiff: Only way to deal with Trump is to ‘vote his ass out of office’ Overnight Health Care: Biden to face pressure on ‘Medicare for All’ | Kansas Supreme Court issues ruling protecting abortion rights | Judge gives Trump six months to identify separated children | Trump urges parents to vaccinate kids Maxine Waters blasts judge’s decision to release Coast Guard officer accused of threatening her MORE (D-Calif.), have so far cautioned against impeaching Trump.