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Congressman Bacon says he's against impeaching President Trump

Posted at 10:11 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 23:11:15-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Talks of impeachment ramped up yesterday when Special Counsel Robert Mueller spoke publicly for the first time, essentially saying it's on congress to review the evidence for obstruction of justice in the report and deciding on impeachment.

Bacon says the president towed the line of obstructing justice but didn't cross it, telling the crowd that even the Speaker of the House does not support impeachment.

Still he says the president didn't come out perfect in the report.

"You have to ask yourself honestly is this an impeachable offense, I don't think it is, but there are things that I think are not smart things to say, they opened up them up for second guessing and I think when you're in charge you don't do that,” says Bacon.

A bill that would provide disaster relief to Nebraskans and Iowans was also brought up. The Senate passed it easily but it has yet to be passed in the House, because several Republican congressmen are stalling it at least until Bacon and the rest of the House get back to Washington.

"I think it was a mistake, it was wrong, everybody comes from a district they're representing, the wants and wishes of their district, but in this case they're given the party a bad name for these three standing up, it was wrong to do it,” says Bacon.