Eric Swalwell: Impeaching Trump over Roger Stone case not 'off the table'
by Tim Pearce
| February 12, 2020 06:23 PM
California Rep. Eric Swalwell said on Wednesday that Democrats may consider another go at removing President Trump from office, this time for the Justice Department intervening in Roger Stoneâ€™s court case.
CNN host Jake Tapper asked Swalwell whether House Democrats might consider impeaching Trump for ostensibly aiding the longtime Republican operative, who was convicted of obstruction, witness tampering, and lying to Congress last year. Prosecutors initially sought a sentence of up to nine years in prison, but the Justice Department stepped in and said it would pursue a lesser penalty for Stone.
"Weâ€™re not going to take our options off the table. We donâ€™t wake up in the morning wanting to impeach him, you know," Swalwell said. "We want to work with him on prescription drugs, background checks, and infrastructure, but we are not going to let him just torch this democracy because he thinks that heâ€™s been let off once and weâ€™re not going to do something about it."
Swalwell is a vocal Trump critic who briefly ran a campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election.