Two Democratic congressmen introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday, the first formal effort to unseat the President.
“[T]he Constitution does not provide for the removal of a President for impulsive, ignorant incompetence,” Rep. Brad Sherman, D-CA, said in a statement posted on his website Wednesday. “It does provide for the removal of a President for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
The effort doesn’t seem like it will pick up much traction in a Republican-dominated Congress.
Rep. Sherman referenced Trump’s revelation during a television interview that he fired FBI Director James Comey over the Russia investigation, and Trump’s comments to the Russian delegation at the White House the day after the firing.
“As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge,” Sherman added in the statement. “However, 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.”