A life-long Republican and professor at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School believes it is time for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump.
J.W. Verret said he came to the conclusion after reading through special counsel Robert Mueller's final report, which was released to the public last week.
"I don’t say this lightly, as a lifelong Republican, former [Republican] Hill staffer, and someone who has worked on every [Republican] campaign and pre-transition team for the last ten years. There is enough here to begin impeachment proceedings," he wrote on Twitter over the weekend.
President Donald Trump on Monday insisted that he could not be impeached because the Mueller report did not find evidence of "high crimes and misdemeanors."
But Verret believes that the Mueller report provides "more than enough evidence" to begin impeachment proceedings.
Responding to Trump, the professor said: "The relevant precedent is the Clinton impeachment. By that standard a number of obstruction counts are appropriate in an impeachment."
Read his full statement below: