Former U.S. Rep. Tom Coleman of Missouri is among a growing number of Republicans who have either supported or at least discussed the possibility of impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump in the wake of the Mueller report.
In a recent CNN interview, Coleman said that the special counsel’s report “describes 10 obstructions of justice charges that he could not bring because of a Department of Justice rule and regulation that says you cant indict a sitting president.”
Citing another reason he is “calling for impeachment now,” he said Trump “welcomed help and influence” from Russian operatives ahead of the 2016 election.
"I think there is some confusion that it has to be a crime to be impeachable. Abuse of power, lying to the American people were two grounds for Nixon's articles of impeachment before he resigned." – Tom Coleman, a former Republican lawmaker calling for Pres. Trump's impeachment pic.twitter.com/FGAwDxdkft
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“It’s wrong, and it needs to be handled and looked at by the Congress because I believe it’s an impeachable offense,” Coleman said.