On Wednesday, Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman of California took the first step in ridding us of the orange menace in the White House.
“I am pleased that Congressman Al Green (D-TX) has joined me in filing Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump. 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 said in a statement posted on his website.
“Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump’s campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia,” he adds, noting that “it now seems likely that the President had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the wider Russian probe. I believe his conversations with, and subsequent firing of, FBI Director James Comey constitute Obstruction of Justice.”
” 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,” Sherman says of Trump, who has repeatedly embarrassed our nation.
“The Constitution does not provide for the removal of a President for impulsive, ignorant incompetence,” Sherman adds. “It does provide for the removal of a President for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Though he notes that more information may surface supporting the Artles of Impeachment, “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 says that there are two possible outcomes: the filing will inspire Trump to do his job properly and stop acting like a buffoon or, more likely, Republicans will eventually do their jobs and join in the impeachment effort.
” I served with Mike Pence in Congress for twelve years and I disagree with him on just about everything. I never dreamed I would author a measure that would put him in the White House,” Sherman explains. ” I am introducing Articles of Impeachment to begin a long process to protect our country from abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and impulsive, ignorant incompetence.”
H. Res. 438 is co-sponsored by Congressman Al Green.
You can read the document below:
— Rep. Brad Sherman (@BradSherman) July 12, 2017
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