Despite the fact that we, as a nation, have just now escaped the perils of a presidential impeachment trial in the Senate, there are some among our elected officials who are ready to kick start the process all over again.
President Trump’s impeachment was always going to end the way that it did: With an acquittal in the Senate, steered home by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It was obvious that this would be the outcome from the very moment that the affair began, all thanks to the GOP’s heavy-handed majority in the Senate. There would just never be the votes available to the Democrats in order to remove Trump from office. No way. No How.
So, after wasting the American people’s precious time on the doomed-to-fail endeavor, it appears as though Senator and 2020 Democratic candidate for President Elizabeth Warren wants more impeachment…this time of Attorney General Bill Barr.
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called on Wednesday for Attorney General William Barr to “resign or face impeachment” after the Justice Department pushed back on prosecutors’ “excessive” sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone.
“Congress must act immediately to rein in our lawless Attorney General,” the Massachusetts senator wrote in a tweet. “Barr should resign or face impeachment.”
Warren also demanded that Congress use its funding powers to constrain the attorney general’s ability to interfere with “anything that affects Trump, his friends, or his elections.”
After President Trump complained Tuesday on Twitter that the prosecutors seven-to-nine-year sentencing recommendation constituted a “horrible and very unfair situation,” his Justice Department submitted a revised filing stating that the prosecutors’ recommended lengthy sentence “could be considered excessive and unwarranted.”
There are concerns among Democrats that President Trump could begin to act with implied invincibilities after his acquittal in the Senate, knowing that the higher chamber of Congress has his back, so to speak.