Elizabeth Warren Calls for House to Begin Impeachment of President Trump

The senator is the first 2020 contender, after Julian Castro, to call for impeachment.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has become the first Democratic senator to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment in the wake of the release of the Mueller report .

Warren made her comments in a series of tweets late Friday afternoon:

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chairman of the House Oversight Committee and one of the highest ranking members of the House, happened to be appearing on The Lead with Jake Tapper just after Warren made her announcement. Asked if he agreed with Warren, Cummings said, “I may very well” eventually. But first, he wants to hear testimony from Attorney General Bill Barr and Robert Mueller, as well as learn what information is under the redactions in the report.

Then, referring to the need to build some political momentum to impeach Trump (current polls show a significant majority of Democrats oppose it), Cummings added “one of the main things we have to do is reestablish trust with the American people and have them buy into it, and hopefully that can encourage their representatives to go along with a process that will address this president and his wrongful deeds.”

Watch the Cummings interview up top, via CNN.

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Gary Legum has written about politics and culture for Independent Journal Review, Salon, The Daily Beast, Wonkette, AlterNet and McSweeney's, among others. He currently lives in his native state of Virginia.

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