"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." - Rep. Eric Swalwell on reports House conservatives are drafting articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein https://t.co/dlNDc3qWwZ pic.twitter.com/MGPfwi7wrC— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) April 30, 2018
Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellSwalwell slams House Republican for touting funding in bill she voted down There's no such thing as 'absolute immunity' for former presidents The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden strategizes with Senate Dems 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 RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week 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 MeadowsHannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump Jan. 6 committee asks Ivanka Trump to sit for interview The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks MORE (R-N.C.) and other conservatives, make a number of charges against Rosenstein, the top Justice Department official overseeing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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 SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold MORE recused himself from overseeing the investigation.
President TrumpDonald TrumpPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy Hannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump 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 RyanHow Kevin McCarthy sold his soul to Donald Trump On The Trail: Retirements offer window into House Democratic mood Stopping the next insurrection MORE (R-Wis.) and other House leaders will act on the measure against Rosenstein.