Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCain20 years after 9/11, US foreign policy still struggles for balance What the chaos in Afghanistan can remind us about the importance of protecting democracy at home 'The View' plans series of conservative women as temporary McCain replacements MORE (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday said that calls from congressional Democrats to impeach President Trump are not “rational.”
“I don’t think very many people take that very seriously,” he said Wednesday, according to The Washington Examiner.
“All I can do is judge the situation as it is. Every day, we are surprised by some other twist and turn of this issue, so I can only respond now and now I do not think that is a rational approach.”
Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThousands march on Washington in voting rights push Rental aid emerges as new housing fight after eviction ban Rep. Al Green, Texas state lawmaker arrested outside Capitol during voting rights protest MORE (D-Texas) called for Trump’s impeachment on the House floor Wednesday, accusing the president of obstruction of justice.
“I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America for obstruction of justice,” he said.
“There is a belief in this country that no one is above the law. And that includes the President of the United States of America.”
Democrats urging Trump’s impeachment have new energy following a bombshell report about Trump on Tuesday.
The New York Times reported that Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to stop the probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn in February.
Comey wrote in a memo shortly after the meeting that Trump told him, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” the report said.
The meeting took place on Feb. 14, one day after Flynn resigned, according to The Times, which reported that Comey’s memo was part of his effort to create a paper trail.
Comey reportedly intended the trail to document what he saw as Trump’s improper influence on the investigation.
The White House is scrambling to contain the fallout from Trump’s unexpected firing of Comey last week.
Comey’s ouster came amid the FBI’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, including possible ties between Russia and Trump’s campaign.