Arizona Sen. John McCain on Wednesday said calls to impeach President Donald Trump were irrational and not to be taken "very seriously," the Washington Examiner reports.
That's not "rational," McCain told reporters. "All I can do is judge the situation as it is," he said. "Every day, we are all surprised by some other twist and turn of this issue so I can only respond now and now I do not think that is a rational approach."
Texas Democrat Rep. Al Green called for Trump's impeachment on the House floor early Wednesday, stating there was a belief "in this country that no one is above the law. And that includes the president of the United States of America."
Green's statement comes a day after a New York Times report alleged that Trump told former FBI Director James Comey to halt an investigation into then-national security adviser Mike Flynn.
Comey wrote in a memo shortly after a meeting with Trump that the president told him, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go," the report said.
Many Democratic lawmakers slammed Trump and said he was obstructing justice.
"This is a country of due process of law. When you are intimidating ... when you are explicit in trying to persuade that director to back off a specific investigation of a specific individual, that's obstruction of justice," Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-VA, said in an interview with Fox News.
McCain on Tuesday equated all the turmoil within the Trump administration to Watergate.
"We've seen this movie before. It's reaching Watergate size and scale. . . . This is not good for the country," McCain said at the International Republican Institute Dinner in Washington.
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