Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stopped by “The View” Tuesday and was asked if, like some of her Democratic colleagues in Congress, she supports impeaching President Donald Trump.
“If Democrats end up taking over Congress, do you think that that should be the focus, is impeaching President Trump?” Meghan McCain asked Warren, who said she takes the issue of impeachment very seriously and would rather let the ongoing special counsel investigation play out.
“This is a serious constitutional move. My view on this is: Protect the special prosecutor, let him finish his work without political interference,” Warren told McCain. “Let him make a full report to the American people and then collectively we can make the decision about what the appropriate next step is.”
Warren added that it’s the president who doesn’t want the investigation to finish.
However, McCain pushed back on Warren, bringing up a bill that the Massachusets senator backed shortly after the 2016 election that seemed to open the door to impeaching the president.
Watch the exchange below:
“But if an impeachment bill was already put into place?” McCain asked. Warren quickly answered: “I’m not there.”
“Where I am is that we need this independent investigation without political interference,” Warren explained, adding that that’s what Washington owes the American people.
“What matters is that no one in this country — no one — not even the president of the United States, is above the law,” Warren said.
Warren’s comments echo her colleague Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who also recently said it’s “too early” to be talking about impeaching the president.
The senator was also asked bluntly if a new passage about race that was added to a reissue of her book, “This Fight Is Our Fight,” was aimed at Trump.
“Are you talking about this president?” Warren was asked. She responded: “Yes.”
Warren asked about Trump:
Warren went on to talk about how the America that she knew growing up, which enabled the “daughter of a janitor” to become a U.S. senator, is in jeopardy of disappearing.
Following her response, Warren was asked if she is running for president.
“No,” she said. “I’m running to fight for America’s middle class. I’m up for Senate re-election — 2018 Massachusetts.”