Bennet says Trump 'committed impeachable offenses'

Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetDemocratic senators kneel during moment of silence for George Floyd 21 senators urge Pentagon against military use to curb nationwide protests Warren condemns 'horrific' Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests, other senators chime in MORE (D-Col.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Sunday said he believes President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 MORE has "committed impeachable offenses" but declined to call for impeachment proceedings to begin.

"The majority of people say the House should continue to investigate and then we should make a decision down the road about whether to impeach or not and then obviously to convict or not in the Senate," Bennet, the latest candidate to jump into the presidential race, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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"I think that’s exactly right, and that’s what we should do," Bennet added. 

He said that he believes special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE should testify on Capitol Hill and the Department of Justice should release his "full, unredacted" Russia investigation report.  

Bennet, who has described himself as a "pragmatic idealist," said it seems "pretty clear" to him that there is evidence that Trump has "committed impeachable offenses."

He pointed out that Mueller was unable to clear Trump of obstruction of justice in his report. 

"We need to go through a process here and see if the American people can be convinced that that’s actually the right outcome so we don’t unnecessarily divide the people whose support we ultimately need," Bennet said.

A growing number of congressional Democrats, including many top 2020 contenders, have called for Trump's impeachment in recent weeks following the release of the redacted Mueller report.

Bennet said Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report Davis: 72 hours cementing the real choice for November Black Lives Matter, protesters sue Trump admin over aggressive crowd clearing MORE "behaved like Trump's criminal defense lawyer" rather than the U.S. attorney general, calling for his resignation. 

He added that if former President Obama had committed the "offenses" Trump and other officials have committed, Republicans would be "calling for his head."