US Congressman Brad Sherman on Monday announced that he will bring articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump for his alleged obstruction of Justice in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Russia's alleged involvement in US presidential elections 2016, reported TheDailyDot.
Sherman himself is reported in the Nation article to have said: "I act not for partisan advantage".
The impeachment process of President Donald Trump is about to begin. Those who remember the Watergate meltdown that Clapper referenced will recall that it led to a decision by the House Judiciary Committee to support articles of impeachment grounded in concerns regarding both obstruction of justice and abuses of power.
A finding of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" does not require the violation of any particular criminal statute.1 However, many Members will feel more comfortable if it is shown that President Trump violated a particular criminal statute.
Sherman spokesman Shane Seaver said the congressman made a decision to circulate the resolution in part to gauge interest from other members.
Once filed, Sherman's resolution would be the first article of impeachment introduced in the 115th Congress. Having served with Mike Pence in the House for twelve years, I disagree with him on most issues of public policy.
"I have no illusions", he said in a statement Monday.
He explained to Democrats and Republicans in the House that he is hoping for quick consideration of the matter by the House Judiciary Committee but that if such consideration does not happen he will make a "privileged motion" that the House immediately debate his Article.
Sherman isn't the first Democrat to look to impeach the current USA president, Reps. Instead, Sherman appears to be simply forcing the House to vote on whether to move forward with impeachment, which would put members of Congress on record. "However, as to Obstruction of Justice...the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now".
Today on the floor of the Congress of the United States of America, I will call for the Impeachment of the President between 9am & 10am CST. Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) has also said he would draft an impeachment article, and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has publicly advocated for such a move.