Among 2020 Democrats, Only Elizabeth Warren Calls for Trump’s Impeachment – So Far

By Alex Madajian | April 22, 2019 | 2:05pm EDT
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
(Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

( -- Among the 19 Democrats, so far, vying for their party’s presidential nomination in 2020, only Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) has called for President Donald Trump to be impeached based on the Special Counsel report released on April 18 by Attorney General William Barr.

The report concluded that neither Trump nor any American engaged in collusion with Russia to affect the 2016 election.  Also, according to an analysis by Vox, only 7.25% of the report was redacted by the Department of Justice before its release.


On April 19, Senator Warren tweeted, "The severity of this misconduct [by Trump] demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty. That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States."

On that day’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, when Warren was asked why she wanted to move forward with impeachment, she said,  “This is not something I want to do — that’s not the point — it’s a point of principle….”

“I do believe that the evidence [from the Mueller report] is just overwhelming that Donald Trump has committed these offenses and that means we should open proceedings in the House and then the House can take a vote,” said Warren.

The following candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 have not yet called for Trump’s impeachment:

  1. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D - Minn.)
  2. Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro
  3. Businessman Andrew Yang
  4. Senator Bernie Sanders (I - Vt.), caucuses with Democrats
  5. Senator Cory Booker (D - N.J.)
  6. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D - Calif.)
  7. Governor of Washington Jay Inslee (D)
  8. Rep. John Delaney (D - Md.)
  9. Former Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper (D)
  10. Senator Kamala Harris (D - Calif.)
  11. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D - N.Y.)
  12. Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel
  13. Mayor ‘Pete’ Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.
  14. Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke, former member of U.S. House
  15. Rep. Seth Moulton (D - Mass.)
  16. Rep. Tim Ryan (D - Ohio)
  17. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D - Hawaii)
  18. Mayor of Miramar Wayne Messam (D)

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is expected to announce his bid for the Democratic nomination this week.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a self-described Socialist.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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