However, Jeffries said Democrats have a "responsibility to serve as a check and balance on an out-of-control executive branch". Congress must act now and act decisively.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., downplayed the internal turmoil, telling reporters Tuesday: "I disagree with the notion that a growing number of the House Democratic Caucus want to jump straight to impeachment", he said. Lower called himself a "pro-Trump, pro-life, pro-jobs, pro-Second Amendment, pro-family values Republican".
Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd warned the Democratic-controlled Intelligence Committee that his agency would not cooperate with lawmakers on their requests for more material on Mueller's probe if the panel issues a contempt citation or carries out any "enforcement action" against Barr, who Democrats have accused of shielding President Trump.
"Congress swore an oath to uphold the Constitution".
Pocan's demand for impeachment proceedings came as McGahn, on orders from the White House, defied a subpoena to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, continuing the Trump administration's blanket opposition to congressional investigations. Republicans were furious, in part because Amash, a libertarian, is a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and remains in the group even though he hasn't shown up lately to meetings.
"Congress has a responsibility to conduct oversight and get the information we need to deliver the truth to the American public regarding Russia's interference in our elections".
"Eventually we will hear from Mueller because ... we will subpoena him if we have to", Nadler told CNN. Amash isn't taking back his call for President Trump's impeachment. "I think what he's trying to do and I think what they think he's trying to do is render us toothless and say we're not that important". According to FiveThirtyEight, which tracks how often congresspeople and senators vote with Trump's position, Amash has voted with the President 62% of the time over the last two congresses.
Counter-punching in his usual style, Trump tweeted: "Never a fan of @justinamash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy".
"I don't think there's any question but there's a growing realization in the Caucus that impeachment is inevitable. It sounds like a cliche-it's like your dentist telling you to floss to call your representative-but it's because we listen and it's important that we communicate".
Pocan, D-Black Earth, previously sought to downplay the possibility of impeaching Trump.