Top House Democrats fired back on Wednesday at President Trump after the Robert Mueller hearings, when the former special counsel largely repeated the findings of his report on the Russia investigation.

During a press conference alongside other Democrats, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) implored Americans to “pay attention to what’s going on.”

“I’m begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on,” Cummings said. “Because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children and your children’s children and generations yet unborn, we have got to guard against this moment. This is our watch,” according to The Hill.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) claimed Mueller’s “powerful words” shed light on the Trump administration’s actions.

“Today the director outlined in powerful words how Russia intervened massively in our election; how during the course of that intervention they made multiple approaches to the Trump campaign, and far from shunning that foreign involvement in our election, the Trump campaign welcomed it, made full use of it, put it into its communications and messaging strategy, and then lied about it,” said Schiff.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said the testimony was an “indictment” of Republicans’ “cone of silence,” but rejected calls to launch impeachment proceedings against the president.

“My position has always been [that] whatever decision we make in that regard would have to be done with our strongest possible hand, and we still have some outstanding matters in the courts,” Pelosi told reporters.

“This isn’t endless, understand that,” she continued. “But we’re strengthening our hand to get that information.”

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, (D-N.Y.) said his panel will lodge lawsuits this week to get more information on Mueller’s report and enforce a subpoena against former White House counsel Donald McGahn.

President Trump and Republicans, meanwhile, took a victory lap and called Mueller investigation a “hoax.”

“This was a very big day for our country. This was a very big day for the Republican Party. And you could say it was a great day for me, but I don’t even like to say that,” President Trump said at the White House.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), said, “This should be the end of the chapter that we put America through.”

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), added: “The Democrats have refused to accept reality. They live in an alternative universe. … Today, this is over.”

Rep. Doug Collins (Ga.), the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, urged his Democratic colleagues to “move on.”

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