Elizabeth Warren refused to call out Rashida Tlaib for insulting President Donald Trump while calling for his impeachment.
When reporters pressed the Senator from Massachusetts on whether Democrats should condemn Tlaib’s comment, Warren said that Democrats need to wait until special counsel Robert Mueller issues his full report on his investigation into President Trump’s campaign.
“I think it is absolutely essential that we protect the Mueller investigation,” Warren said. “The special prosecutor has already produced more than two-dozen indictments or guilty pleas. Our job in Congress is to protect that investigation and we need bipartisan legislation to do that.”
“Mueller needs to be able to complete his investigation and make a full report to the American people, and I think that’s what we’re going to do,” Warren said.
Reporters asked her again whether the comment should be condemned, and Warren again referred back to the Mueller investigation.
“I think what we’re in this fight for is to get the facts, and the way that’s going to happen is for Mueller to be fully protected and to complete his investigation and make a report to the American people.I think that’s the heart of it,” Warren said.
The Senator from Massachusetts was hosting her first event of a three-day swing in the Hawkeye State.
Rashida Tlaib made headlines on Friday when she used explicit language while calling for President Trump’s impeachment.
The Michigan lawmaker declined to take questions from the press, though she released a statement backing up her previous comment.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Friday that Tlaib’s remarks were “nothing worse than the president has said” and added she is “not in the censorship business.”