Bernie Sanders: ‘I Will Support an Impeachment Inquiry’

Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) said Wednesday he would support an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Sanders statement was in response to remarks by Special Counsel Robert Mueller earlier in the day at the Justice Department about the closing of his investigation into President Trump and Russian influence operations on the 2016 election.

“Given the reality that we have a president who believes he is above the law, Congress must continue its investigations. If the House Judiciary Committee deems it necessary, I will support their decision to open an impeachment inquiry.”

Sanders has been reluctant to call for Trump’s impeachment. Sanders tip-toed up to impeachment last week, as reported by Politico:

“I do understand where House members are coming from. And you’ve got this guy who is refusing to respect the Constitution, equal powers, and is rejecting requests for members of the administration to come forward,” the 2020 Democratic White House hopeful said on CNN.

“So, you know, I think it may be time at least to begin the process through the Judiciary Committee to determine whether or not there are impeachment proceedings.”

Sanders is in second place in the Democrat presidential race at 20 percent according to a Morning Consult poll released Tuesday. Former Vice President Joe Biden leads with 38 percent. The rest of the field is in single digits.

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