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05/17/2017 05:39 am ET

Bernie Sanders Is Not Ready To Impeach Donald Trump... Yet

"I’m not there at this point.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) appeared on CNN Tuesday night for a town hall discussion that largely focused on President Donald Trump’s latest alleged scandal.

Just one week after Trump fired James Comey, The New York Times reported the now-ousted FBI director had detailed in a memo that the president asked him to cease investigating Michael Flynn.  Flynn resigned in February amid reports that the former national security adviser discussed sanctions against Russia with a Russian diplomat before Trump was sworn into office.

The first question at CNN’s town hall asked if Kasich and Sanders believed there was “sufficient grounds for impeachment” and if either politician would support such an effort. 

“I don’t think we’re there,” Kasich said. It’s crucial to find out “exactly what happened” about everything from Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election to the Trump administration’s ties to the Kremlin, he added.

Sanders agreed, saying that officials right now are trying to determine if there was collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election. 

“I don’t think you want to make that leap to impeachment until you follow a path that leads us there,” Sanders said. “Maybe it will maybe it won’t. But I’m not there at this point.”

Watch the exchange in the video above.

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