Robert Mueller’s Wednesday morning statement could be very loosely translated as “exonerated, my ass” and “Uh, Congress? You’re up”—and congressional Democrats (and one Republican) got the message loud and clear.
The lone Republican to have called for impeachment before now heard the message:
The ball is in our court, Congress. https://t.co/idpQo1xItH
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 29, 2019
And so did a host of Democrats.
NEW @RepJerryNadler stmt: "Given that Special Counsel Mueller was unable to pursue criminal charges against the President, it falls to Congress to respond to the crimes, lies and other wrongdoing of President Trump – and we will do so."
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) May 29, 2019
Mueller made clear Trump is NOT exonerated and that AG Barr is a liar. Mueller did his job now it's time for Congress to do its job. No more hiding behind the special counsel. Enough is enough. It's time to #ImpeachTrump. We can't wait for 2020. The time is NOW!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) May 29, 2019
If any other American committed these acts, they would be indicted and prosecuted.
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) May 29, 2019
"If we had confidence the President did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”
— Earl Blumenauer (@repblumenauer) May 29, 2019
Robert Mueller’s statement makes it clear: Congress has a legal and moral obligation to begin impeachment proceedings immediately.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) May 29, 2019
Robert Mueller affirmed what my @HouseJudiciary colleagues & I have been saying, Department of Justice policy prevented #Mueller from charging Trump with a crime. The responsibility of determining @realDonaldTrump’s guilt or innocence falls to Congress. #ImpeachmentInquiryNow pic.twitter.com/YDoYP7LQR3
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) May 29, 2019
I listened closely to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. I was struck by his emphasis on the fact that obstruction of justice occurred numerous times over… and the President cannot be exonerated. https://t.co/c6bcafpQLo
— US Rep Kathy Castor (@USRepKCastor) May 29, 2019
Russians maliciously attacked. Trump criminally obstructed. Barr blatantly lied. Congress must firmly respond. America has been well served by professional, objective, though unreasonably restricted, Mueller investigation.
— Lloyd Doggett (@RepLloydDoggett) May 29, 2019
Mueller needs to testify before Congress.
— Ruben Gallego (@RepRubenGallego) May 29, 2019
A quick scroll through congressional Twitter finds that, with the exception of Amash, Republicans are tweeting about anything but Mueller.