GOP strategist says Warren’s call for impeachment proceedings helps Trump

04/22/19

Republican strategist Jack Kingston said Monday that Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) call for the House to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump is politically beneficial for Trump.

“It’s great for us politically,” Kingston, a former senior adviser to the Trump campaign, told hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on “Rising.” 

“Politically, it will help the president more than anything,” he continued. “People got what they need from the Mueller report. No collusion. No obstruction.”

“Now we can argue about it inside the Beltway on the fine print, but the truth is, most people checked it off their box.”

“Now the Democrats are kind of like [a] 4-year-old in the schoolyard saying ‘blah, blah, blah. I don’t want to hear it. I’m going to go after impeachment,’ ” Kingston added.

Warren, one of multiple Democratic senators running for the White House in 2020, on Friday called for the beginning of impeachment proceedings, citing a portion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russia’s election meddling in which he said that Congress has the authority to conduct obstruction of justice investigations. 

Mueller argued that such investigations on behalf of Congress can provide a check if a president is corrupt.

“Mueller put the next step in the hands of Congress: ‘Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.’ The correct process for exercising that authority is impeachment,” Warren said. 

— Julia Manchester

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