The Senate Judiciary Committee does not need to hear testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller about his report, because the committee should instead be focusing on confirming federal judges, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said Monday.
"We have the report, so we can go on from there," Sen. Ernst, a member of the committee told CNN. "Really, the House seems all over this. I know that we will continue to work on judges as a primary concern in [the Senate] Judiciary."
Ernst also added, when asked if she felt alarmed after seeing Trump's behavior as described in the Mueller report, that "we all know who the president is. He has a brash demeanor, that's about all I can say."
Her comments come as House Democrats call for Mueller to testify. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is scheduled to hold a conference call Monday with House Democrats to discuss a strategy following last week's report release.
Last week, even before Mueller's report was released, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., asked the special counsel to appear before his committee by May 23, posting on his Twitter account a copy of a letter he sent to Mueller.
Sunday, Nadler told NBC News he has not ruled out impeachment but said Congress will "have to hear from" Mueller and Attorney General William Barr first.
"Some of this would be impeachable," Nadler said about allegations in Mueller's report. "Obstruction of justice, if proven, would be impeachable."
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