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 MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE's report showed that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report 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."


"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 WarrenDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Overnight Energy: BLM staff face choice of relocation or resignation as agency moves | Trump says he's 'very much into climate' | EPA rule would expand limits on scientific studies Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment MORE (D-Mass.) became the first 2020 Democratic presidential contender to call for Trump's impeachment last week.