As House Democrats continue to explore impeachment against President Donald Trump, CNN host Chris Cuomo on Thursday encouraged Democrats to “do their duty” and move forward with an impeachment inquiry, comparing impeachment proceedings to the courage of D-Day.
Citing Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution — which outlines impeachment procedures — Cuomo said “enough with the talk.”
“Do your duty. That is your reason to be. That is the point of your existence,” he said. “That’s what the Constitution’s about, checks and balances. They either function or they don’t. It is time to stop acting out of fear of consequence, and act on good conscience.”
Cuomo, whose comments came on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, went on to advise Democrats on what he believes would be the most politically advantageous maneuver moving forward.
“So maybe the best answer is what Chairman Nadler is arguing: an impeachment inquiry; not official proceedings,” he instructed. “You’re not going to put down the articles of impeachment, you’re not looking to charge but it’s the real deal in terms of maximal effective force of Congress in the courts. Consolidate all the efforts into one committee, and then get it done quickly and don’t you show boat.”
“Do your duty. This is D-Day. We’re celebrating people making the ultimate sacrifice only out of a matter of duty,” Cuomo continued. “Take a look at the Constitution. Your job is to check the executive, whether to do that or not or how, that’s up to you but you’ve got to make a decision.”