Democratic presidential hopeful Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by AT&T – US Steps Up Evacuations As Thousands Of Americans Stay In Afghanistan Pete and Chasten Buttigieg Announce They Will Become Parents. (D) said in a town hall on Monday that he supported impeachment President TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats sound the alarm over loss in Connecticut suburb Abbott Laboratories orders employees to dispose of COVID-19 testing equipment promptly Sunday shows sneak peek: chaos in Kabul hampers US evacuation efforts United PLUS, but he would “think twice” before trying to give advice on the matter to the President. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi says House is working on passing infrastructure bills by October 1. (D-Calif.), Who resisted impeachment efforts.
“I would also say even though I have proven to be ambitious in that I am a young presidential candidate, that I would also think twice before offering strategic advice to Nancy Pelosi,” said Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind. , told an MSNBC town hall hearing in Fresno, Calif.
Buttigieg’s comments come as Pelosi faces growing calls for impeachment from his caucus after special advocate Robert muellerRobert (Bob) Mueller Senate Democrats urge Garland not to challenge court order to release Trump’s obstruction note Why a special advocate is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as special advocate for AG Barr said last week that accusing Trump of a crime was “not an option” for the Department of Justice (DOJ), effectively throwing the issue back to House Democrats.
Some Democrats, including Pelosi, have expressed concern that Trump’s impeachment could work in his favor by rallying his base. Critics of the impeachment also point out that the push doesn’t stand a chance in the GOP-controlled Senate.
“I think part of what’s going on here is that I think for a lot of people impeachment means impeachment but it’s really a process and it’s the only process we have left because the GM has says you can’t indict a sitting president, and I don’t think it makes much sense to suggest the president is above the law, ”Buttigieg said.
“Basically it means the only place we can have a proceeding, the only place we can have due process, the only way we can get through the evidence and so on while it’s in the Oval Office is in Congress in the form of impeachment proceedings, which I think we’re going to have to do, ”he continued. “But to do that, it had better be an airtight process. So I recognize that while we are still trying to get information, investigations are ongoing, there are witnesses who have not yet appeared before Congress, that there may be some strategic wisdom in following this. sequence. I leave that to Congress. ”