The redacted version of the Mueller report were made public this week, and the revelations from that document have been the talk of the nation since the time of the release. As a result of the information contained in the Mueller report, many of those on the left of the political spectrum have called for impeachment proceedings to begin against President Donald Trump.
Most of those currently running for the Democratic Presidential Nomination are hedging on the issue of impeachment. Elizabeth Warren isn’t hedging. This week, she set herself apart from her rivals for the nomination by calling for impeachment proceedings to begin against Mr. Trump.
When speaking about the impeachment issue, Senator Warren stated that Mr. Trump welcomed the help of a foreign power and that he attempted to thwart the investigation conducted by Robert Mueller. Warren stated, “The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty.”
Political observers believe that Senator Warren’s position on impeachment will help her campaign at least initially. Many on the left have been calling for impeachment for some time. They are angry with President Trump, and they want him removed from office.
When asked this week about the subject of impeachment, the other major candidates had various responses. Senator Sanders who was on the campaign trail dodged questions about the Mueller report and impeachment. Beto O’Rourke stated that he was going to leave the issue of impeachment with those in the House of Representatives where the issue of impeachment must first be voted upon before a trial would take place in the Senate. Senators Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar have stated that they will wait to see what happens as a result of further Congressional investigations.
If Senator Warren can tap into the anger that exists against President Trump in the Democratic Party, it will certainly help her campaign. Currently, she is only polling in the single digits. She is far behind both Senator Sanders and former Vice President Biden in the polling.