Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be impeached and then urged him to step down, Monday on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria.”
“Rosenstein could very well be under investigation,” Gohmert said. “There is a full investigation into Uranium One, which he supervised. Which he soft peddled to allow [former Secretary of State] Hillary [Clinton] to get her colleagues to approve the sale of uranium to Russia through Uranium One. So I have no problem with impeaching Rosenstein.”
“He is a problem. He needs to step down. But he is not going to because he’s got to cover for himself, and for [special counsel Robert] Mueller in the uranium investigation,” he added.
Americans are finally ready to punish bureaucrats who break the law, Gohmert said and noted major offenders may actually start going to prison.
“Let me make clear,” Gohmert said. “This would not be like a contempt under [former House Speaker John] Boehner.”
“You have to vote on contempt … but then you take it to court, and you get a judge to put people in jail if that is what is necessary, to enforce the contempt,” he concluded. “And I think people are ready to do that now.”