Hickenlooper: Impeach The [Expletive] [Expletive]

Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Okay, okay, you already know Colorado’s genteel Gov. John Hickenlooper didn’t use that kind of Rashida Tlaib-style salty language. But As Colorado Public Radio’s Andrew Villegas reports, Hickenlooper is joining with members of the Colorado Democratic congressional delegation and a growing national chorus in support of impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump:

Today, Hickenlooper is ready.

Thursday morning on CNN, Hickenlooper said it’s time to begin an impeachment inquiry against the president.

He said listening to Mueller’s statements to the media Wednesday convinced him.

“I think he laid the responsibility clearly at the doorstep of Congress,” Hickenlooper said. “I do think we have an obligation to follow where the facts lead.”

Like Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a significant number of Democratic political strategists, Hickenlooper has come around more slowly to the idea of impeachment hearings–weighing the likelihood of success against the political consequences of failure so close to the 2020 elections. But just as Diana DeGette and Joe Neguse have concluded, without impeachment hearings there may be no way as a country to conclusively reckon with the events of the last three years.

Of course, one side doesn’t want that reckoning to ever happen.


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