Several Democrat presidential candidates on Wednesday took to social media to call on Congress to begin impeachment proceeding against President Donald Trump following special counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) declared Mueller’s statement “makes clear” that his report is an “impeachment referral” for Congress to act upon. “They should,” she declared.

The Massachusetts Democrat then listed three areas in which she believes the special counsel left “no doubt” regarding his findings. “1) He didn’t exonerate the president because there is evidence he committed crimes. 2) Justice Department policy prevented him from charging the president with any crimes. 3) The Constitution leaves it up to Congress to act—and that’s impeachment,” she tweeted.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) contended Mueller’s statement makes “clear” that Congress has a “legal and moral” duty to launch impeachment proceedings “immediately. In a follow-up tweet, Booker wrote “Beginning impeachment proceedings is the only path forward,” the White House’s vow to fight subpoenas from House Democrats investigating President Trump and his associates for possible public corruption.

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Another White House hopeful, former Housing and Developing Sec. Julian Castro (D-TX) also argued Mueller’s remarks make “clear” it is up to lawmakers on Capitol Hill to act on impeachment, tweeting: “No one is above the law—Congress should begin an impeachment inquiry.”

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), who launched a longshot bid for the presidency last month, said impeachment hearings should start tomorrow.

While Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), one of Washington’s most vocal proponents of thee Trump-Russia collusion hoax, did not explicitly call for President Trump’s ouster, he did accuse the president of obstructing justice and noted that Congress has the power to act. “We’re not powerless. Our founders gave us a checks & balances system,” he said.

Top White House hopefuls such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) have yet to comment on Mueller’s remarks, nor have South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) and former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.

This story is developing. Check Breitbart News for updates. 

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