PoliticusUsa – During a town hall in Elm Grove, WI, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) hinted that Congress would have to do something if NSA Mike Flynn’s lies about contact with Russia go all the way up to President Trump. According to the Constitution, that “something” is impeachment.
John Harwood of CNBC tweeted:
WI GOP Rep Sensenbrenner, at town hall, on NSA Flynn: “If he ended up lying up food chain to POTUS, then something would have to be done”
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) February 12, 2017
Congress does have the power to censure a president, but the reprimand means nothing and carries no punishment. A censure would be useless in a circumstance where a president-elect colluded with a hostile actor towards the United States to undermine sanctions. If Congress feels like Trump has endangered national security or committed a high crime, their only true course of action after a comprehensive investigation would be impeachment.