A top Mississippi Democrat is calling for impeachment proceedings to begin against President Donald J. Trump.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the statement following the Special Council Robert Muller made public statements regarding his investigation into interference in the 2016 presidential election and obstruction of justice.
In the statement Thompson, the state’s lone congressional Democrat said:
“I support impeachment. The President has egregiously obstructed justice. The Special Counsel did not give any indication that the President is innocent. Therefore, it is time for Congress to perform its oversight duties.”
Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith also responds to questions of impeachment.
“I believe that after more than two years and more than $30 million spent on this investigation, Mississippians are more interested in Congress focusing on the issues that truly affect them—border security, fair trade, job creation, and infrastructure. I’m pleased with Robert Mueller’s declaration that the investigation is completed.”
Congressman Michael Guest’s statement on Mueller.
“The report was made available and found no evidence of collusion or obstruction. Continuing to pour additional time and energy into the special counsel’s findings in a search for a different answer will only further divide our country. It’s time to put this investigation behind us and begin working on solving the solutions that matter to the American people, such as addressing the growing crisis on our southwest border.”
Senator Roger Wicker responds to Trump’s impeachment.
“In today’s press conference Mr. Mueller did nothing more than repeat portions of his report, which had already been released. There was absolutely nothing new in today’s statement. Any fair reading of the Special Counsel report leads to the conclusion that the President is not guilty of collusion or obstruction.”