House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says President Trump ‘richly deserves impeachment’
House Judiciary Chairman and New York Rep. Jerry Nadler declared Sunday that President Trump “richly deserves impeachment.”
Days after chairing the House of Representatives’ long-awaited hearing of special counsel Robert Mueller, then alluding to the possibility of using that information to impeach the president, the 10th district congressman cut to the chase on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“My personal view is that he richly deserves impeachment,” Nadler told host Jake Tapper. “He has done many impeachable offenses, he’s violated the law six ways from Sunday, but that’s not the question.”
According to Nadler, the question is whether or not Democrats in congress can make a case against Trump that the public will support. He feels Mueller’s testimony last week, which cable news outlets dismissed as boring, was important because Mueller directly rebutted months of false claims that his office’s report exonerated the president.
“We’ve broken the log jam,” Nadler said. “The president and the attorney general were lying to the American people constantly, saying the Mueller report found no obstruction or collusion and exonerated the president.”
Nadler was also asked if he felt the president should be prosecuted after he leaves office and is no longer immune to indictment.
“It is clear that if were not for the Department of Justice opinion that a sitting president can not be indicted, anyone else who did what he did would have been indicted for at least five different major crimes,” Nadler said.
Trump has also been critical of Nadler, calling him “pencil-necked” at a March rally, where he also questioned the congressman’s ability to deliver a serious blow.
“He’s got the smallest, thinnest neck I’ve ever seen," Trump crowed. "He is not a long-ball hitter.”