For months now, we’ve been forced to endure our so-called President Donald Trump. We’ve watched him embarrass the nation on an international level, support racists after a young woman was murdered during violent protests, and ban transgender servicemembers from the military. But, we might not have to endure it any longer.
Four Democrats have just introduced their articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, despite the resistance of their leadership and the reality that it has little hope of succeeding in the Republican-controlled House.
The articles accuse the president of obstruction of justice as well as undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and other offences.
Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee has chosen to lead the new crusade, claiming in a statement released this Wednesday “the time has come to make clear to the American people and to this president that his train of injuries to our Constitution must be brought to an end through impeachment.”
Cohen had brought attention to the idea of impeachment after Trump’s failure to speak up against the white nationalists who marched in Charlottesville, Va., in August.
“President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership,” Cohen said in a statement at the time. “No moral president would ever shy away from outright condemning hate, intolerance and bigotry.”
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) August 17, 2017
Cohen was followed by his fellow Democrats Adriano Espaillat of New York, Al Green of Texas and Luis Gutierrez of Illinois at the news conference on Wednesday. With the group claiming that Marcia Fudge of Ohio and John Yarmuth of Kentucky plan to join the fight.
The Republican party currently holds a strong majority with over 30 seats in the House and are not likely to act on the impeachment articles. With Democratic leaders largely opposing the effort, fearing that it only cause the GOP base to act out, a base that is strongly supportive of the unpopular president.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been repeatedly dismissive to the thought of launching such a controversial bid, stating she wishes her party would instead take advantage of Trump’s divisiveness and low public approval ratings to secure back the House in the 2018 midterm elections.
“You can’t go down any path without the facts and the law,” she told CNN in a recent interview.
“It’s not someplace I think we should go,” she added.
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