On the first day of the 116th Congress, Rep. Brad Sherman, (D-CA), announced that he will reintroduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
“He will be introducing the same articles he introduced last year once the House is in session this afternoon,” Sherman spokesman Shane Seaver told Fox News.
The move is one of several indications that despite the go-slow approach of Democratic leadership, some in the rank-and-file will be eager to launch impeachment proceedings now that they’re in the majority. A Detroit Free Press op-ed co-authored by incoming Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan, said the House does not need to wait for the outcome of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe “before moving forward now with an inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives on whether the president has committed impeachable ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ against the state: abuse of power and abuse of the public trust.”
The op-ed said there’s evidence showing everything from obstruction of justice to abuse of pardon power to “ordering the cruel and unconstitutional imprisonment of children and their families at the southern border.”
Sherman, meanwhile, told the Los Angeles Times there “is no reason it shouldn’t be before the Congress.”
“Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country,” the Democrat said.
Source: Fox News