Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) said Wednesday after Robert Mueller’s press conference that the “ball is in” Congress’ “court” on impeachment after Mueller said the special counsel did not have the option of charging President Donald Trump with a crime.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Special Counsel Mueller said that he was constitutionally prohibited from charging President Trump with a crime.
“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” Mueller said. “We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.”
Rep. Amash recently contended that the president obstructed justice and his actions were “inherently corrupt,” despite the Mueller’s reports conclusion that Trump did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential election and that Attorney General William Barr found insufficient evidence to warrant an obstruction of justice charge.
After the Mueller press conference, Amash said that Congress needs to take action against Trump.
“The ball is in our court, Congress,” Amash tweeted:
The ball is in our court, Congress. https://t.co/idpQo1xItH
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 29, 2019
Congressman Amash suggested Tuesday that Attorney General Barr used his position to spread a “false narrative” and deliberately misrepresented the Mueller report.
Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel slammed Rep. Amash on Wednesday, suggesting that instead of “grandstanding” on impeachment, he could help secure the border and lower drug prices:
You're right, Justin. Instead of grandstanding, there's a LOT of work Congress (you) can do.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 29, 2019
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.