The chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform said that the president of the United States is “trampling” on the Constitution.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) was interviewed by MSNBC anchor Joy Reid during “All In” on Tuesday.
The host asked about being sued by President Donald Trump.
“First of all, I was not surprised because this administration has done everything in its power and use every means necessary to block the Congress from getting the information we need to do our job,” Cummings replied. “Not only are they blocking witnesses from coming forward, Joy, but they have not given us one document upon our request.”
Reid asked about impeachment.
“Do you understand why a lot of Democrats say, ‘What is the Democratic House waiting for?”
“Joy, I understand completely,” Cummings replied. “A lot of us are torn. If this president continues down the path they are going, we won’t have a democracy. We understand that.”
“At the same time, going back to Speaker Pelosi, all she is trying to do is make sure we get all of our ducks in a row,” he continued. “Nobody is saying this thing may not end up in impeachment, but we realize impeachment is a very serious thing and we are going to do whatever we have to do first we have to do our research and do it exceedingly well.”