Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen, Luis Gutierrez, Al Green, and Adriano Espaillat promised that they would introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump by Thanksgiving, and they’ve made it with one week to spare. This was co-sponsored by Reps. Marcia Fudge and John Yarmuth.
“Given the magnitude of the constitutional crisis,” Cohen said, “there’s no reason for delay.” What are the charges? The group says there are five which are serious enough for impeachment: obstructing justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, violating the Constitution’s foreign and domestic emoluments clauses, and undermining the federal judiciary as well as the press.“We have taken this action because of great concern for our country and our Constitution, our national security and our democracy," Cohen said. "We believe President Trump has violated the Constitution.”
Even Democrat party leadership thinks this is a dumb move. Nancy Pelosi said that impeachment “is not someplace I think we should go” and minority whip Steny Hoyer said "Do we disagree with the policies? We do. But disagreeing with the policies is not enough to overturn an election, a free and fair election.” Hoyer said that there is no evidence of an impeachable offense. "There are a large number of Democrats that believe this president ought to be impeached, we have just a made a judgment that the facts aren’t there to pursue that.”
Cohen himself said that it would be “a stretch” to say that party leadership was “on board.” want Trump to hang himself, and think that we don’t need to help him.” However, he says “I think there are a great number of Democrats who think there have been impeachable offenses,” he said. “I think the majority of Democrats think that.”
A spokesman for the Republican National Committee said that this is a “radical effort.” “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,” Michael Ahrens, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Republicans are focused on issues the middle class actually cares about, like cutting taxes and growing the economy.”
Who knew these guys were so pumped for President Pence?