2020 presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren says, if elected president, she will immediately create a “task force” to investigate Donald Trump, regardless of the outcome of his impeachment trial.
The top-tier democratic candidate released a plan that she says will “restore integrity and competence” to the federal government in a post-Trump era. In her proposal, Warren warns that “Donald Trump will leave behind a government that has been infected by corruption and incompetence, and his vindictive actions as president suggest that he is likely to do everything he can to undermine the next president.”
The senator highlights that the federal task force would be set up inside the Justice Department and would hold administration officials “accountable for illegal activity.” And she adds that she’d ask for all Trump political appointees to step down and would terminate any federal contracts produced “as the result of corruption.” Warren could use executive actions afforded to presidents to create the investigatory task force.
The new plan is an extension of a centerpiece of Warren’s campaign – to implement broad structural change and combat corruption in Washington.
The release of Warren’s plan comes with less than two weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses kick off the presidential nominating calendar. Polls suggest Warren is part of a top tier of candidates, along with former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.