Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act'

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Four companies reach 0M settlement in opioid lawsuit | Deal opens door to larger settlements | House panel to consider vaping tax | Drug pricing markup tomorrow On The Money: Trump dismisses 'phony Emoluments Clause' after Doral criticism | Senate Dems signal support for domestic spending package | House panel to consider vaping tax MORE (D-Mass.) slammed Congress as “complicit” in the latest scandal surrounding President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE’s conversations with the Ukrainian president by “failing to act” after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE's report.

“After the Mueller report, Congress had a duty to begin impeachment. By failing to act, Congress is complicit in Trump’s latest attempt to solicit foreign interference to aid him in US elections,” Warren tweeted. “Do your constitutional duty and impeach the president.”

The tweet came after reports that emerged Friday revealing that Trump asked the president of Ukraine during a July phone call to investigate the son of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Warren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE.

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“A president is sitting in the Oval Office, right now, who continues to commit crimes. He continues because he knows his Justice Department won't act and believes Congress won’t either. Today’s news confirmed he thinks he’s above the law. If we do nothing, he’ll be right,” said Warren. 

Trump has called for an investigation into Biden’s ties to Ukraine during his time as vice president. Republicans have criticized his 2016 efforts to have the Ukrainian president dismiss a prosecutor who was investigating a natural gas company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch, whose board members included his son, Hunter. No evidence has emerged to suggest Biden acted to protect his son. 

But it is Trump’s connection to Ukraine that have been under harsh scrutiny in recent days over a whistleblower complaint from someone in the intelligence community that reportedly details a troubling "promise" the president made to a foreign leader. It was later reported that the whistleblower’s claims specifically centered around Ukraine.

Warren, who is running for president, emerged as an early advocate of impeachment, saying former special counsel Robert Mueller laid out sufficient evidence of obstruction of justice in his final report.