Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, told Anderson Cooper of CNN that Attorney General William Barr should resign or be impeached.
Warren made the remark in response to a request by the Department of Justice (DOJ) of a lighter prison sentence for Roger Stone.
Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to sentence Roger Stone, a political consultant, and friend of Trump, for 7 to 9 years in prison for lying to Congress.
There has been more talk of impeachment due to a tweet by President Trump about the harsh sentencing recommendations for Roger Stone.
Warren said, “I have to say I know everybody wants to talk about the horse race, but the thing that is really getting to me right now is what’s going on over at the Justice Department.”
“The whole notion that we have people in our Justice Department resigning because Donald Trump’s inappropriate influence and the attorney general overturning a sentencing of Donald Trump’s cronies.”
“You know, right in front of our eyes, we are watching a descent into authoritarianism.”
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“And this just seems like a moment to me everybody should be speaking up.”
She added, “Understand we should all be calling for the Attorney general to resign.”
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“What Barr has done should mean that we are demanding a resignation, and if that guy won’t resign, then the House should start impeachment proceedings against him.”
A related story as we previously reported:
Jake Tapper of CNN asked with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) if he would impeach President Trump over the sentencing Roger Stone.
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.