In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) was pressed by host Jake Tapper on her comments during the trial imploring senators not to “surrender to the president’s stonewalling,” given that the House did not pursue court cases further to force witness testimony.

“I guess, in that sense, we did, because, if we had waited for three or four years, the election would be over. The issue would be almost moot,” Lofgren conceded.

But Lofgren argued that lawmakers also “realized we had the evidence we were going to get, and that it was sufficient to prove our case” that Trump abused his office by holding up military aide for Ukraine.

“If he is committing a high crime and misdemeanor now, and continuing to do it, we need to act,” she added.