Congressmen introduce Article of Impeachment against President Trump
WCVB-TV ^ | July 12, 2017 | Dan Stefano, National Curator
Posted on 7/12/2017, 2:27:32 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Two U.S. Congressmen have introduced an Article of Impeachment against President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice.
Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Al Green (D-Texas) announced the article Wednesday afternoon.
Sherman said he believes Trump’s conversations with and firing of former FBI Director James Comey constitute obstruction of justice. Comey was leading an investigation into alleged Russian election meddling and potential collusion by the Trump campaign.
“I am pleased that Congressman Al Green (D-TX) has joined me in filing Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump,” Sherman said in a release. “We now begin the effort to force the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Obstruction of Justice and Russian interference in our election.”
Sherman’s statement has harsh words for Trump, calling him “America’s amateur President.”
“We’re no longer surprised by any action, no matter how far below the dignity of the office — and no matter how dangerous to the country,” he said.
The move comes a day after Trump’s son, Donald Jr., released emails showing he met last year with a Russian lawyer for possible information against then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Sherman said more Articles of Impeachment may emerge as evidence comes from separate investigations, but they believe there is sufficient evidence for obstruction to move forward.
The representative said he sees two possible outcomes from introducing Articles of Impeachment:
• “I have slight hope it will inspire an ‘intervention’ in the White House. If Impeachment is real, if they actually see Articles, perhaps we will see incompetency replaced by care.”
• “Second, and more likely, filing Articles of Impeachment is the first step on a very long road. But if the impulsive incompetency continues, then eventually — many, many months from now — Republicans will join the impeachment effort.”