House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler claimed in a radio interview on Friday that “there certainly is” justification to impeach President Donald Trump — but that they can’t do it without public support.
Speaking to WNYC, Rep. Nadler said that you cannot impeach a president without public support, and implied that Americans don’t support it because they are uniformed.
“Impeachment is a political act, and you cannot impeach a president if the American people will not support it,” Rep. Nadler said. “The American people, right now, do not support it because they do not know the story. They don’t know the facts.”
“We have to get the facts out. We have to hold a series of hearings, we have to hold the investigations.”
The anti-Trump Democrat added that he plans to “have a dialogue with the American people so people can make informed decisions and know what’s going on.”
“It’s very important that [Special Counsel Robert Mueller], to a television audience and to the American people, state [his findings] and answer questions about it, even if there is no new information,” Nadler said.
Mueller has said that he has no intention of testifying before Congress, however, and wants to return to private life.
“I hope and expect this to be the only time I will speak to you on this matter,” Mueller told reporters Wednesday. “No one has told me whether I can or should testify or speak further about this matter.”
“There has been discussion about an appearance before Congress,” he continued. “Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report. It contains our findings and analysis, and the reasons for the decisions we made. We chose those words carefully, and the work speaks for itself.”