By Jake Johnson / <a href="www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/13/warren-sanders-lead-calls-immediate-impeachment-hearings-after-trump-says-he-would">Common Dreams</a>
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After President Donald Trump openly stated he would accept dirt on his 2020 opponents from a foreign power and not necessarily alert law enforcement, members of Congress and contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination said Trump’s remarks provide yet another reason for the House to immediately launch impeachment proceedings.
“The Mueller report made it clear: A foreign government attacked our 2016 elections to support Trump, Trump welcomed that help, and Trump obstructed the investigation,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a 2020 White House hopeful, tweeted late Wednesday. “Now, he said he’d do it all over again. It’s time to impeach Donald Trump.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) echoed his 2020 rival, saying Trump’s comments—which came during an ABC News interview that aired Wednesday—demonstrated once more that “[w]e have a president who thinks he is above the law.”
“The House should immediately begin impeachment inquiries,” Sanders tweeted.
Democratic presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) also called for impeachment hearings in response to Trump’s remarks.