Listen: Chairman, Nadler, Congress discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"I don't think that will happen. I think, but it's going to have to speaker Pelosi, and and chairman Nadler to be the leaders nothing get scheduled judiciary committee with that chairman Nadler, the chairman making it on the agenda, and and he would not do that without consultation with the speaker, and I'm sure the majority leader, and Mr. Clyburn as well as with together is that the Democrats position because I keep hearing this that Democrats will not take any action without the support of Republicans both in the house representatives and in the Senate, and therefore the Democrats are simply surrendering their own powers in the house representatives to the control of Republicans. I don't think that's the case Lawrence because I think what it is. We want to see some Republicans either be have their eyes open or their backbones. Reinstalled and come forth and show that they're willing to at least shoulder some of the responsibility and be open to this. Because this is one more party that does not shoulder responsibility under any circumstances. If they don't are the Democrats in congress prepared to establish the precedent that presidents are allowed to commit federal crimes the way Donald Trump has been charged in New York with this federal crime that Democrats would then establish that as an acceptable, president precedent by presidents not to be challenged by the opposing party in congress. I can assure you that I will be on the inside urging that we take action and not wait too long, and that we develop but the proof be developed in the facts be out there to where the American public says that it's just been too much. And I think you're gonna find some Republicans they're going to save their skin will come around. And that's what happened in Watergate. They realized it was a there was a cancer on the presidency. There's a cancer on the presidency now cancer in the White House. Whatever John dean's terminology was but it exists again. And we should have this man come to have to respond and be impeach. But you don't want to necessarily have it be before. It's so obvious to even members of the Republican party that have their own security to be concerned about guys would Steve Cohen, really appreciate your joining us tonight. You have a very important position on the judiciary committee. We're going to need to hear a lot more from you, especially when you take over the. Giardi in January. Thank you very much for."