Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) filed articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
"The DOJ has continued to hide information from Congress and repeatedly obstructed oversight--even defying multiple Congressional subpoenas," tweeted Meadows. "We have had enough."
I just filed a resolution with @Jim_Jordan and several colleagues to impeach Rod Rosenstein. The DOJ has continued… https://t.co/sNeUhJQQal— Mark Meadows (@Mark Meadows) 1532559670.0
According to Politico reporter Rachael Bade, the men chose to file it as a "privileged resolution," so that they don't have to force a vote on the House floor for the impeachment.
"This avoids the GOP civil war that would take place if they DID try to force a vote on this. Rs VERY divided on the matter," she tweeted.
IMPORTANT note: Conservatives chose NOT to file this as a privileged resolution. That means that they don't get to… https://t.co/yIY5r0XHOj— Rachael Bade (@Rachael Bade) 1532560786.0
She later reported that Congress might file the privileged resolution if the Justice Department doesn't turn over the documents.