FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone arrives at Federal Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
UPDATED 10:12 AM PT — Thursday, February 13, 2020
According to congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), impeachment is still not off the table after the Justice Department intervened on behalf of Republican operative Roger Stone.
In an interview Wednesday, the California lawmaker said he agreed with Stone’s sentence and he shouldn’t be treated differently than anyone else who went to trial.
Swalwell said he’s concerned about the ability of judges and prosecutors to work independently. He added, ultimately it will be up to the voters in November. However, impeachment over the Stone issue is still an option.
“We don’t wake up in the morning wanting to impeach him,” stated Swalwell. “…but we’re not going to let him just torch this democracy because he thinks that he’s been let off once and we’re not going to do something about it.”
Democrats have reportedly called for new investigations and oversight into President Trump, but they are ultimately struggling to figure out what to do next after their impeachment effort failed last week.