Harris: Definitely a Conversation To Be Had on Impeachment

April 19, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) said on Thursday night that a conversation is definitely to be had on impeaching President Donald Trump.

"I want to read you something Steny Hoyer, the number two in the House, a Democrat on the other side of the Capitol had to say. He said this today, 'based on what we have seen to date going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile. There is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgment.' Do you agree with him?" MSNBC's All In host Chris Hayes asked.

"I think that there is definitely a conversation to be had on that subject," Harris responded. "First I want to hear from Bob Mueller and really understand what exactly is the evidence that supports the summary that we have been given today."

The report from special counsel Robert Mueller's nearly two-year long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was released to the public on Thursday. Mueller concluded no one from the Trump campaign conspired to collude with Russia. Although there was no collusion, Mueller was unable to make a determination about obstruction of justice and outlined ten instances of Trump attempting to interfere into the investigation.

Congress is now left with the decision to whether move forward with impeachment. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) cautioned against impeachment while freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said it's Congress's obligation to conduct an impeachment inquiry.

She announced on Twitter that she would sign on Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D., Mich.) impeachment resolution.

"Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President. It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "As such, I’ll be signing onto @RashidaTlaib’s impeachment resolution."

The president responded to the Mueller report with tweets of his own.

"Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue," Trump tweeted. " Watch out for people that take so-called "notes," when the notes never existed until needed. Because I never agreed to testify, it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the "Report" about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad)."