More members of Congress introduce articles of impeachment against Trump (Details)

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On Wednesday, six House Democrats introduced five articles of impeachment against Trump.

The five articles are obstruction of justice in regards to the Russia investigation and the firing of FBI Director James Comey, violation of the foreign and domestic emoluments clause, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and the rule of law and undermining the freedom of the press.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) along with Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), Al Green (D-Texas), Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) endorsed the articles.

According to Rep Cohen, “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.”




He added, “I don’t expect the House judiciary committee, which is operated like a branch of the administration, to take up hearings.”

However, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) opposes the impeachment of Trump. They believe that it is premature because of the ongoing Russia investigation.

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The Republican National Committee (RNC) claims this move is a “baseless radical effort” and promised that it won’t be a distraction to Trump’s agenda.

RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens stated, “House Democrats lack a positive message and are completely unwilling to work across the aisle, so instead they’ve decided to support a baseless radical effort that the vast majority of Americans disagree with.”




He continued, “Republicans are focused on issues the middle class actually cares about, like cutting taxes and growing the economy.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also responded to this move stating that time would be better spent on “focusing on tax relief for American families and businesses.”

Sanders also added, “It’s disappointing that extremists in Congress still refuse to accept the President’s decisive victory in last year’s election.”

 

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