Rep. Brad Sherman, a California Democrat, brought forward articles of impeachment against President Trump on Thursday, day one of the party’s takeover of the House.
Sherman previously introduced the measure in 2017, but with his party now in power in the House, the effort takes on new meaning.
The Democrat’s ploy at the time hinged on the President’s alleged obstruction of justice by firing then-FBI director James Comey, saying the dismissal amounted to a ‘high crime and misdemeanor.’
“I am introducing Articles of Impeachment to begin a long process to protect our country from abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and impulsive, ignorant incompetence,” said in a statement when the measure was first proposed.
Rep. Brad Sherman plans to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump today, the first day of Democratic control of the House, according to LAT. https://t.co/TSMqIxHgGn
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 3, 2019
A Hollow Argument From a Hollow Congressman
Sherman’s re-upping of the articles seems to center on his personal belief that Trump is a bad President, an argument that falls well short of the requirement for impeachment.
“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.”
Being unaware of the legal requirements and the political ramifications of impeachment is one thing, but Sherman has made clear he has little interest in rules and regulations but would rather curry favor with a fringe group of extreme leftists that salivate over the prospect of seeing the President ousted.
The Warning Signs Were There
On numerous occasions prior to the midterm elections, the Political Insider warned that impeachment would loom on the Democrat side of the aisle should their party take control of either House of Congress.
Despite leaders in the party arguing to the contrary, the reality was clear that some fringe politicians seeking to make a name for themselves would set forth an attempt to take down the President.
The Political Insider, November 6th, 2018:
A half-dozen Democrats already introduced the articles of impeachment about a year ago knowing that doing so would go nowhere, since they didn’t control the House.
But what if next year they do control the House?
And here we are … on day one.
Not the Last Attempt Either
Sherman’s articles of impeachment might be the first attempt with the Democrat takeover, but it will certainly not be the last.
When the ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ route doesn’t go according to plan, they will almost assuredly fall back on the 25th Amendment argument.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has already raised the possibility.
“If we had a House and a Senate that took their job seriously, there would be people going up to the White House this morning saying, ‘Mr. President, questions abound whether you were fit for this office. If this continues, we are going to ask your Cabinet to take a vote on whether you were fit for office and invoke the 25th Amendment,’” Scarborough hypothesized.
Buckle up – you’re going to see two years of this kind of radical behavior from the left. They won’t rest until President Trump is gone.
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