Keating Calls For Trump Impeachment Probe, Joining Majority Of House Dems

Rep. Bill Keating, D-Mass., speaks to a reporter on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Rep. Bill Keating, D-Mass.,(Andrew Harnik/AP)

U.S. Rep. Bill Keating is the ninth member of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation to call for impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

“The Mueller report reveals several instances of obstruction of justice, certainly enough to move forward with an impeachment investigation,” the Bourne Democrat said in a video statement he tweeted Thursday afternoon. “Indeed, if that vote were today, I’d support it.”

Keating joins a majority of House Democrats in calling for an impeachment probe. Of those from the Bay State, only Reps. Richard Neal and Stephen Lynch have yet to publicly support such a move. Neal chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, which is currently locked in a legal battle with the Trump administration over the disclosure of Trump’s federal tax returns.

Keating said he wants Congress to continue its investigations into a host of issues that he said were left unaddressed by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his report, including whether Trump U.S. Constitution's emoluments clauses. Another issue he cited is the refusal by some current and former White House officials to fully comply with lawmakers’ requests for documents and testimony.

He said such issues should be addressed by the courts “so that this administration and the following administrations can never do this again.”


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