Is a Trump impeachment approaching?
On Wednesday, July 12, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) formally introduced an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Citing the firing of the former FBI Director, James Comey, Sherman calls for impeachment for “high crimes and misdemeanors”.
“In his conduct while President of the United States, Donald John Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed and impeded the administration of justice during a federal investigation.”
Joined by Rep. Al Green (D-TX), the two Democrats have made no secret of their intentions. In July 2017, Green and Sherman held a press conference about writing an article of impeachment for the President.
“Our Constitution and democracy require that our leaders be held accountable to the rule of law,” Sherman said, remarking at the Nixonian similarities of Trump.
In order to impeach Trump, Sherman and Green need a majority vote in the House of Representatives. Currently Republicans outnumber Democrats 240-194, with one vacancy.
The White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed the article of impeachment as “a political game at its worst.”