President Donald Trump did not hold back while expressing his distaste at the idea of impeachment Thursday morning, calling it a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word.”
“To me it’s a dirty word, the word impeach. It’s a dirty, filthy, disgusting word and it had nothing to do with me,” he told reporters on the South Lawn. “So I don’t think so because there was no crime. You know, high crimes and — not with or or — it’s high crimes and misdemeanors. There was no high crime and no misdemeanor.”
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— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) May 30, 2019
Some Democrats (and Republican Michigan Rep. Justin Amash) took special counsel Robert Mueller’s comments on his inability to charge Trump with obstruction due to standing policy as a cue for Congress to take over pursuing those charges.
Correction: This post originally misidentified Justin Amash as a representative from Texas.