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Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan calls for Trump impeachment



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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan is calling for impeachment proceedings to move forward against President Donald Trump.

Pocan on Tuesday tweeted that “Stonewalling Congress on witnesses and the unredacted Mueller report” enhances the appearance of guilt and “has pushed Congress to a point where we must start an impeachment inquiry.”

On Facebook, posting an article about Don McGahn skipping a House hearing on the Mueller Report, Pocan wrote:

“Regrettably, the President’s most recent actions and continued disrespect for the Constitution are forcing us down the road to impeachment. Congress is a co-equal branch of government, charged with oversight of the Executive Branch and with the power to subpoena information and individuals. The President and his associates are engaging in a campaign of obstruction and lawlessness that undermines the rule of law and does not reflect the actions of someone who is ‘exonerated’ as innocent.

“Congress has a responsibility to conduct oversight and get the information we need to deliver the truth to the American public regarding Russia’s interference in our elections. Stonewalling Congress on witnesses and the unredacted Mueller report only enhances the President’s appearance of guilt, and as a result, he has pushed Congress to a point where we must start an impeachment inquiry.”

Pocan in 2017 was one of the first members of Congress to discuss possible impeachment. But last year he downplayed that, saying at that point it was a “moot conversation in many ways” because Republicans were in control of both the House and Senate.

Now Democrats control the House, where Pocan is one of its most liberal members and co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted calls for impeachment.

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  1. J Boehme

    May 22, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    I would like to know what the Mueller report had in it that Congress feels red flags went up. The Mueller report seemed quite complete as far as the Russians were concerned.

    Now I want to know what Mr Pocan and Cangress has done for us this past year to help make things better in the US? We still have a problem on the boarder that they need to address, DACA, and they seem to just want to sit on there thumbs and say no to everything, but do nothing to help solve the problem. I am tired of “you have to do it my way or I will just cry and say it is all the other guys fault that nothing is getting done.

  2. Jeff Blakeley

    June 5, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    On what grounds? Gotta have a charge that will be upheld by existing laws, not just some fairy-tale whim or feeling that you’re upset by loosing the election 3 years ago now. Get over it and start doing your job that Wisconsin sent you to DC to do. The House has done nothing but whine for the past three years. Adding your whine to the cacophony is not much of a legacy to leave. Maybe a senator not doing what is expected of him in Congress is in itself an impeachable offense directed at senators. Anyone in office can be impeached.

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