Democratic lawmaker files articles of impeachment against President Trump: Well, it’s happened: Despite the unlikelihood that Donald Trump would be impeached by a Republican-majority House, a Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Rep. Brad Sherman of California contended that the president should be impeached for his alleged interference with the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. According to former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before a Senate panel, the president said he “hoped” Comey would drop the probe into Flynn during a one-on-one meeting.
“I believe his conversations with, and subsequent firing of, FBI Director Comey constitute obstruction of justice,” Sherman said in a statement. “…The Constitution does not provide for the removal of a president for impulsive, ignorant incompetence. It does provide for the removal of a president for high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Of the finding, Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, “I think that is utterly and completely ridiculous, and a political game at its worst.”
To be clear, this resolution is unlikely to go anywhere in the House. Even now, Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas is the only person who has stepped up to support Sherman.
Back in May, Green made a fiery speech on the House floor, calling for impeachment in the week after Comey’s firing and after stories broke that the president had asked Comey to drop the Flynn investigation and that Trump had disclosed classified information to Russian officials.
“It’s a position of conscience for me,” Green said on the floor at the time. “This is about what I believe. And this is where I stand. I will not be moved. The president must be impeached.”