Beto O’Rourke Calls for the Prosecution of Trump After He Leaves Office: He ‘Committed Crimes’

‘I think that’s clear from what we have learned from the Mueller report, but I think those crimes might extend beyond what we’ve seen in the Mueller report’


STEPHANOPOULOS: “We heard House Speaker Nancy Pelosi say this week, she wants to see the President in prison. Do you think President Trump committed crimes that could be prosecuted?”
O’ROURKE: “He did. I think that’s clear from what we have learned from the Mueller report. But I think those crimes might extend beyond what we have seen in the Mueller report. Using public office for personal gain, for himself and for his family, the relationship that he has with Vladimir Putin, which has never been properly explained from the invitation as a candidate to have Russia involve itself in our election, his efforts to obstruct justice, the fact that he called Vladimir Putin after the Mueller report was released, called it a hoax, thereby giving him a green light to further participate in our democracy and in our elections. If we don’t hold the president accountable, we’ll set the precedent that some people in this country, because of their position of power, are in fact above the law. And if we do that, we’ll lose this democracy forever. So regardless of the popularity of the idea or what the polling shows us, we must proceed with impeachment so that we get the facts and the truth and at the end of the day there’s justice for what was done to our democracy in 2016 and the other potential crimes that this president has committed.”

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