It has been reported that Democratic California Representative Brad Sherman has planned to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump this Thursday, January 3, 2019.
Today also marks the first day that the Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives.
Breitbart News reports, “Sherman first filed such articles in 2017, though they had no chance of going anywhere in the Republican-controlled House. Other Democrats joined his effort over the months that followed, without much effect.”
Until very recently, Sherman was actually considered to be a “moderate” in terms of political parties, however, he has connections to the Bill and Hillary Clinton section of the Democratic Party.
Breitbart reports that “He backed Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the Democratic presidential primary in 2016, and has adopted hawkish foreign policy positions in the past. But in the two years since Trump won the presidency, Sherman has — like some other ‘moderates’ — become obsessed with removing Trump.”
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Rep. Brad Sherman plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump on Thursday, the first day of Democratic control of the House.
Sherman (D-Northridge) is reintroducing a measure that he first rolled out in 2017. But this year it carries more political significance: The decision of whether to act on it rests with Democrats — not Trump’s Republican allies.
Sherman’s articles of impeachment accuse Trump of obstructing justice by firing former FBI Director James B. Comey, among other wrongdoing.
“There is no reason it shouldn’t be before the Congress,” Sherman said. “Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country.”
Incoming Speaker of the House/Democrat from California, Nancy Pelosi, has done her best to “keep impeachment at bay,” according to Breitbart, in order to “provoke public opposition.” Far-left liberals like Tom Steyer, however, have claimed that impeaching Trump should be the Democrats’ top priority now that they have taken control of the House. (There has been talk that Steyer could be running in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.)
Breitbart explains, “Any impeachment would have to be confirmed by the Senate in a two-thirds majority to convict and remove Trump — something that is very unlikely to happen, given that Republicans increased their majority in the 2018 elections.”