Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, dismissed questions that the Democrats’ tactics with Attorney General William Barr may have backfired in trying to gather evidence and question him.
But Lieu said confidently that Democrats will impeach Trump if his administration doesn’t comply with Democrats’ requests for information.
“If we can’t gather the facts, then we’re going to launch an Article III impeachment. Under Nixon, what happened to him, Article III was obstructed congress. If we can’t gather facts, that may be the only tool we have left, and we’ll use it if we have no other tools left.”
When asked by CNN’s Manu Raju if he had any assurances from Chairman Jerry Nadler or Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Lieu said it was his personal opinion, but that “it’s unifying the caucus.”
“You understand that you cannot have Donald Trump and the executive branch blowing off Congress, ignoring Congress,” he said. “So, if they push us to go there, we are going to go there.”