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Impeachment Article Filed Against Trump by House Democrat

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Here we go, folks. Maxine Waters’ crazy rantings have finally gotten through to somebody who was insane enough to listen.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) has officially submitted a formal impeachment article against Donald Trump which claims that he obstructed justice  during the investigation of Russia and their apparent interference of 2016.
This is the first time any lawmaker has actually presented an article of impeachment against the president, despite the nonstop rhetoric the left pushes against him.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted it in a statement, “I think that is utterly and completely ridiculous and a political game at its worst,” on Wednesday.
The Hill reports:
A majority vote in the House, currently controlled by Republicans, is required to impeach a president. Republicans have a 46-seat advantage.
Sherman argues that Trump’s abrupt firing of James Comey as FBI director in May amounts to obstructing justice and “high crimes and misdemeanors” amid the probes of whether Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian government to swing the election.

He cites Comey’s allegations that Trump pressured him to drop the FBI’s investigation into ousted former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as Trump’s shifting story on why he fired Comey.

White House officials initially pointed to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s memo criticizing Comey’s handling of the FBI’s investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. But Trump later said in an NBC News interview the Russia probe was on his mind when deciding to fire Comey.

“In all of this, Donald John Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as president and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office,” the article of impeachment states.

Sherman’s article is unlikely to succeed in the GOP-controlled House.

The California Democrat said he hoped introducing an article of impeachment would serve as a warning to the Trump White House and establish a legislative vehicle in the long-shot event Republicans endorse forcing Trump out of office.

Sherman added that he never expected he would want to elevate Vice President Pence to the Oval Office.

“I served with Mike Pence in Congress for twelve years and I disagree with him on just about everything,” Sherman said in a statement. “I never dreamed I would author a measure that would put him in the White House.”

Sherman added that he want  “to begin a long process to protect our country from abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and impulsive, ignorant incompetence.”
Every day in America is looking more and more like a circus.

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including Keepandbear.com. While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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