Intel Dem: ‘Sickening’ to hear GOP drafting articles of impeachment against Rosenstein

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellDemocratic donors stuck in shopping phase of primary Five takeaways from acting AG's fiery House hearing Top Judiciary Republican to Swalwell: 'Stop running for president' MORE (D-Calif.) said on Monday that it makes him sick to hear Republican lawmakers have begun drafting a resolution calling to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinGraham seeks new Rosenstein testimony after explosive McCabe interview Senate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears MORE.

“It's sickening to hear that ... there are no limits, or no length, that they are not willing to go to just torch the Department of Justice,” Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN.

The impeachment documents, which have been spearheaded by Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsWinners and losers in the border security deal GOP braces for Trump's emergency declaration Rod Rosenstein’s final insult to Congress: Farewell time for reporters but not testimony MORE (R-N.C.) and other conservatives, make a number of charges against Rosenstein, the top Justice Department official overseeing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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The charges include allegations that Rosenstein stalled in producing documents about congressional investigations into government misconduct, violated federal law when he refused to comply with a congressional subpoena concerning Congress’s efforts to get documents about the FBI’s surveillance during the 2016 election and failed to enforce laws and protocols.

“Voters will have their own say at the ballot box this November and I don’t think they’re going to look too kindly on people who think their job is to protect the president rather than to protect our democracy,” Swalwell said of the GOP’s efforts against Rosenstein.

Rosenstein became a popular target for Republicans trying to discredit Mueller’s investigation after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMcCabe book: Sessions once said FBI was better off when it 'only hired Irishmen' Senate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general Rod Rosenstein’s final insult to Congress: Farewell time for reporters but not testimony MORE recused himself from overseeing the investigation.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE has called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt” and repeatedly denied there was collusion between Russia and his campaign.

At the moment, there is no sign that Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRubio discovers Native American heritage through TV show Feminine hygiene products to be available to House lawmakers using congressional funds Former Ryan aide moves to K street MORE (R-Wis.) and other House leaders will act on the measure against Rosenstein.