A half dozen Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
They presented five articles accusing POTUS of obstruction of justice related to the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and other offenses. This seems like a long-shot effort in a house filled with Republicans.
We have taken this action because of great concerns for the country and our Constitution and our national security and our democracy,” Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said at a news conference to announce the effort.
Cohen has acknowledged the Republican party holds majority in the House and will unlikely allow hearings about the impeachment, but he’s still going to try. The Democrats do not believe that the impeachment will hinder the party in next year’s congressional elections.
I think the Democratic base needs to be activated. The Democratic base needs to know there are members of Congress willing to stand up against this president, Cohen said.
Other lawmakers who have signed onto to the resolution are Democratic Reps. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Al Green of Texas, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Adriano Espaillat of New York, and John Yarmuth of Kentucky.
Spokesman Michael Ahrens from the Republican National Committee said their effort is “baseless” and the majority of America disagrees with it.
House Democrats lack a positive message and are completely unwilling to work across the aisle, so instead they’ve decided to support a baseless radical effort that the vast majority of Americans disagree with.