A Democratic congressman from California has introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump.
The measure was announced by Rep. Brad Sherman and is co-sponsored by Rep. Al Green, who, along with Rep. Maxine Waters, have been vocal proponents of impeachment for some time.
The Washington Free Beacon is reporting, Republicans control the House of Representatives and many Democrats are hesitant to go as far as calling anything done by Trump “impeachable,” fearing political backlash.
Sherman’s argument of impeachment is focused on claiming Trump has committed obstruction of justice regarding the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
“I am pleased that Congressman Al Green has joined me in filing Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump,” Sherman said in a statement. “We now begin the effort to force the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Obstruction of Justice and Russian interference in our election.”
“As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge,” Sherman’s statement said. “However, as to Obstruction of Justice, as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1512 (b)(3), the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now. And the national interest requires that we do so.”
Sherman stated that he sees two different possible outcomes for filing the articles of impeachment: 1. Trump will see the seriousness of his “incompetency” and replace it with care. 2. Eventually, later down the road, the GOP will join in on the impeachment effort to have him removed from office.
He then goes on to lament the fact that if such a measure were to come to fruition, Mike Pence would take over the Oval Office.
Oh brother. What a monumental waste of time.
It seems the left is still very much out of step with the rest of the country and has learned nothing from their massive defeats in the last election cycle, so it’s likely this isn’t going to have the desired effect Sherman is hoping for.
Each attempt they make to undermine the president backfires big time, but Democrats refuse to take a hint. Guess they’ll never learn.
[This article was written by Steve Parker]