KEENE — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said it is time for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump over his contacts with the Ukrainian government.
“Nobody is above the law, not even the President of the United States,” Warren said during a campaign stop at Keene State College.
The Trump administration released a transcript of a call between the President and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to work with the U.S. Attorney General William Barr to investigate the conduct of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and offered to meet with the foreign leader at the White House after he promised to conduct such an inquiry, according to a Washington Post report.
Warren sad she had no intention of running a presidential campaign with impeachment as a central theme, but she said too much is at risk with Trump in the Oval Office.
“This is not about politics, it’s about constitutional responsibility,” she said.
Warren said that is Trump is not heard to account, he will continue to break the law. Though Trump denied he engaged in a “quid pro quo” agreement with Zelenskiy, the transcript shows otherwise, Warren said. Warren first called for Trump’s impeachment earlier this year at another appearance at Keene State after the Mueller Report was released, which indicated that Trump engaged in efforts to cover up Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“It’s time for impeachment now,” Warren said.
Warren led her remarks with the call for impeachment before veering back into her stump speech focusing themes on helping families move into the middle class, fighting corruption in Washington with big structural change, and her centerpiece plan of a 2 percent wealth tax.
Warren’s wealth tax plan of 2 percent on every dollar earned by people who make more than $50 million a year. Warrant said her wealth tax won’t kick in until the first dollar after $50 million.
That tax will fund everything from child care to student loan forgiveness, free public college, and investments in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities system. Warren want her death tax to benefit the next generation.
She also focused on anti-corruption measures, like ethics rules for members of the United States Supreme Court, and requiring all candidates for federal office to post their tax returns online.
“We start by running at corruption head-on,” she said.
Warren is starting to pick up in the polls, overtaking Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and in some cases, Biden.