Jake Tapper of CNN spoke with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and it sounds like another impeachment of President Trump may be on the horizon.
This is due to a tweet by President Trump about the harsh sentencing recommendations for Roger Stone.
It is reported that prosecutors are asking a federal judge to sentence Roger Stone from 7 to 9 years in prison for lying to Congress.
Stone is a political consultant and an associate of President Donald Trump.
Tapper asked Swalwell “Might you impeach him over this, over Roger Stone and the sentencing?”
Swalwell answered saying “We’re not going to take our options off the table.”
“We don’t wake up in the morning wanting to impeach him. We want to work with him on prescription drugs, background checks and infrastructure,” Swalwell added.
“But we’re not going to let him just torch this democracy because he thinks that he’s been let off once and we’re not going to do something about it,” Swalwell concluded.
Part of the Transcript follows:
From Daily Wire:
TAPPER: Moments ago, President Trump said he learned lessons from impeachment. The lesson he learned?
That Democrats are crooked, vicious, and they should not have pursued his impeachment.
Joining me now is Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell of California. He serves on both the Intelligence and Judiciary committees.
Congressman, thanks so much for joining us.
Tell me what your take is on what President Trump said he learned in terms of the lessons learned.
REP. ERIC SWALWELL (D-CA): He is learning the wrong lessons.
He’s acting to now corrupt the Department of Justice.
And we’re going to act immediately. We had a meeting today on the Judiciary Committee, an emergency meeting, to decide what’s next.
And so we’re going to bring the attorney general in. We’re also going to conduct oversight of what’s going on with the Stone sentencing.
Jake Tapper asks Rep. Swalwell if the House will push impeaching @realDonaldTrump over the Roger Stone situation: We're not going to take our options off the table. We don’t wake up in the morning wanting to impeach him…but we're not going to let him torch this democracy… pic.twitter.com/HqTANTdVLw
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 12, 2020