Rep. Michael McCaul suggests Congress could impeach Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul floated on Wednesday the notion of impeaching Hillary Clinton, should the former secretary of state win be elected president next Tuesday.

In a Fox News appearance, the Austin Republican said that the U.S. House would be prepared to impeach Clinton if a renewed FBI investigation turned up incriminating evidence over the former secretary of state's email server.

"This investigation will continue whether she wins or not," said McCaul, a former federal prosecutor. "But if she wins and the investigation goes forward and it looks like an indictment is pending, at that point in time, under the Constitution, the House of Representatives would engage in an impeachment trial, it would go to the Senate and impeachment proceedings and removal would take place."

"I would hate to see this country thrown into a Constitutional crisis because of Hillary Clinton's behavior," McCaul added.

McCaul, who has advised Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on national security issues, is mulling a primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018.

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This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2016/11/02/michael-mccaul-floats-impeaching-hillary-clinton/.


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