House Democrat Files Article of Impeachment Against President Trump

politics
July 12, 2017

Rep. Brad Sherman filed articles of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday. He alleges that the President obstructed justice during the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. These allegations come right after it came out that his son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer to gather dirt about Hillary Clinton. 

The Hill reports that Rep. Sherman argues that "Trump’s abrupt firing of James Comey as FBI director in May amounts to obstructing justice amid the probes of whether Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government to swing the election." 

Sherman writes in the article, "In all of this, Donald John Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as president and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office,” the article of impeachment states."

It's unlikely to fly in a GOP controlled house. 

However, Sherman says he hopes the impeachment will stand as a warning to him in the future. At this time, he only has one supporter, Rep. Al Green, who previously asked to impeach trump. Right now, rank and file Democrats are not ready to share their support either way. 

It's interesting that Democrats who openly supported Hillary Clinton during all of her questionable activity—want to impeach Trump over a much smaller issue. What do you think?