Jan 04, 2019 07:53 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 31, 2019 10:59 Asia/Tehran]
  • House Democrat reintroduces impeachment measure against Trump

Congressman Brad Sherman plans to introduce articles of impeachment against the US President Donald Trump.

Iran Press/America: Sherman, a Democrat from California, 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 Donald Trump of obstructing justice by firing former FBI director, James Comey among other wrongdoing, Los Angles Times reported.

"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," he added.

California Democrat Nancy Pelosi who has again been elected as the House Speaker has ruled out pursuing impeachment for now, saying she will wait for the outcome of the special counsel investigation.

Any impeachment would have to be bipartisan and "the evidence would have to be so conclusive", she said in a TV interview on the eve of the midterm elections.

The impeachment question has swirled around House Democrats since they won control of the chamber in November.

Democrats have made clear they will investigate every aspect of Trump's life in the majority, from his finances to his Cabinet, but Pelosi and other House Democratic leaders have tried to tamp down talk of impeachment, even as activists and lawmakers like Sherman have pressed for movement on impeachment.

Even if Democrats were to impeach Trump, he can only be removed from office by a two-thirds Senate majority. And Republicans are already warning Democrats that pursuing impeachment would come with a political cost.

But that doesn't mean that Democrats aren't going to be discussing the issue -- especially when resolutions like Sherman's are put forward. 101/202


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