Conservative CNN host tears into 'unfit' Trump after Mueller report: 'He's got to go'

Conservative CNN host. S.E. Cupp on Saturday said that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE's report showed that President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE is "unfit to lead" but added that Congress should refrain moving to impeach him. 

"This president is unfit to lead," Cupp said on CNN's "S.E. Cupp Unfiltered." "He has shown time and time again his utter disdain for our democratic process, separation of powers, the law. He’s got to go. But not by impeachment."

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"The reality is without bipartisan support for such a drastic and disruptive maneuver it will only rip us apart even further, and that benefits Trump, not America," Cupp continued. "Beat him at the ballot box. Beat him with ideas and policies. Beat him with an agenda that doesn’t divide us further, that isn’t just designed to piss off half the country or punish people who voted for him." 

Cupp, who also has criticized Democrats for focusing on the wrong issues, concluded that beating Trump with "respect, hope and optimism" shouldn't be hard. 

Her comments came just days after the Department of Justice released a redacted report on Mueller's 22-month investigation into Russian election interference and Trump. The investigation did not uncover evidence to conclude that the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to influence the 2016 election.  

But the report also notes that Mueller was was unable to “conclusively determine” that no criminal conduct occurred with regard to obstruction of justice. 

"While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” the report states.

Cupp said that the report, which was more than 400 pages, includes findings that "should worry American voters" and called Trump "a president who’d rather protect his own self-interests than get to the bottom of a foreign entity attacking our elections."

She later accused the president of using the "Justice Department, law enforcement, intelligence apparatus and press shop to lie and muscle his will around the democratic process."

Mueller's report has led to renewed calls from some Democrats that formal impeachment proceedings should begin. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Joe Biden faces an uncertain path The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown MORE (D-Mass.) became the first 2020 Democratic presidential contender to call for Trump's impeachment last week.