California Democrat Launches Bid To Impeach Trump

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A California Democrat filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday in a longshot bid to remove the president from office.

Rep. Brad Sherman accuses Trump of obstructing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in part by firing former FBI Director James Comey.

Sherman acknowledges that filing the article 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,” Sherman said in a statement.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sherman’s resolution was “utterly and completely ridiculous” and “a political game at its worst.”

Sherman’s effort has little chance of success in the Republican-led House. Sherman doesn’t even have the backing of many fellow Democrats.

Democratic leaders have distanced themselves from the efforts to impeach Trump, believing it serves only to energize the president’s supporters. Sherman’s resolution has one co-sponsor, fellow Democrat Al Green of Texas.

Sherman filed the article a day after the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., acknowledged that he met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign. An intermediary for the lawyer promised damaging information from the Russian government about Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump Jr. said he received no information about Clinton at the meeting.

The president has questioned his own intelligence agencies and whether the Russians actually interfered in the election. However, federal authorities say they have definitive evidence that the Kremlin meddled in the U.S. presidential election.

(AP)




4 COMMENTS

  1. When the Republicans tried to impeach Clinton on trumped up charges (no pun intended), the result was the Democrats did better than expected in the next Congressional election. Apparently silliness doesn’t win over voters. They had announced that Trump was impeachable before he even took office. “Resistance” is typically seen as obstructionism, and backfires.

  2. There should be a law that if someone sponsors a frivolous impeachment attempt, they should be tried for obstruction or even treason; at the very least, they should have themselves banned from congress. What’s going on in the country these days is people are playing offense without having to play defense. Thus the press gets away with anything and everything they want to say – “oh, it didn’t happen, ok, sue me”. There’s no honesty in journalism, none in congress; it’s all a game. If it costs a journalist or a politician something for stirring up trouble as they do, then, assuming they can think, they might think twice before harassing the entire country with their annoying nonsense.

  3. Don’t these two old brads look so excited about their new endeavor? About as excited as Hillary was throughout her campaign!