Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro: Congress Has to Be Able to Discuss Impeachment


Congressman Joaquin Castro (D- TX) said last night on MSNBC that while the specter of impeachment is something that congress members look at with reluctance, it is a subject legislators should be talking about.

He spoke with Ali Velshi about the big takeaways from the new Robert Mueller filings on Michael Cohen and Paul Manaofrt.

Castro remarked upon “how much further along the Mueller investigation is than anything that the Senate or the House has been able to do,” telling Velshi that the House Intel Committee will go in a “very different direction” under the leadership of Adam Schiff.

Velshi at one point broached the impeachment issue and asked him directly, “Are you in a position to consider discussing impeachment in Congress?”

“We have to be,” Castro answered.

He said people are “sobered by that thought… but when the evidence becomes so clear that you very likely have a criminal sitting in the Oval Office, what is the Congress left to do at that point?”

Castro made it clear he thinks they should wait for Mueller’s full report, but said while many might be “very reluctant to go down this path… you can’t ignore the evidence.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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