And Mueller offered no recommendation as to whether Trump should be charged with obstructing the investigation.
"Let me assure you that whatever the issue and challenge that we face, the Congress of the United States will honor its oath of office to protect and defend the constitution of the United States, to protect our democracy", stated the House speaker.
"The special counsel made clear that he did not exonerate the President".
In recent months, top Democrats have appeared to defer questions about ousting Trump until Mueller's investigation concluded. Pelosi declared the president is "not worth" impeaching.
When asked if there should be impeachment proceedings, Castro said, "I think it would be perfectly reasonable for Congress to open up those proceedings". Last month, Pelosi declared Mr. Trump "ethically unfit" to lead but said she's "not for impeachment".
Pelosi told reporters the legislative branch has oversight responsibility and it will exercise that.
Hoyer's apparent signal that Democratic leadership, like most of the rest of the country, is prepared to move on from the special counsel investigation didn't sit well with a host of anti-Trump commentators.
Yesterday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez signed onto Rep. Rashida Tlaib's impeachment resolution.