Lee says it would be a ‘mistake’ for Democrats to impeach Trump

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Sen. Mike Lee said he felt it would be a political mistake for Democrats in Congress to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

“I think politically speaking it would be a mistake for them to do it,” said Lee. “It sounds like some of them are inclined to go down that road. What we have to remember is the number one takeaway from this report is that there was no collusion. Not a scintilla of evidence supports that. It’s time to move on.”

Lee was asked about Sen. Mitt Romney’s statement Friday that he was “sickened” by the behavior of President Trump and those in his campaign during the 2016 race.

“There is nothing in this report that changes my view of this president. I don’t think most Americans will have their view of the president changed by this report. There’s just nothing in there that should do that,” he said.

Lee said it’s important to consider the special counsel did not accuse any member of President Trump’s campaign of conspiring with Russia.

“We’ve got people who for the last two years have been using the Russian’s attempt to undermine the legitimacy of our electoral process as an effort within this country to undermine the president and the process by which he was elected,” said Lee.

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