IT’S HAPPENING? Democrats Take Major New Steps to Impeach President Trump

Democrats hold a press conference to introduce new articles of impeachment against Trump | Photo credit C-Span

On Wednesday morning, six Democrats renewed calls to impeach President Trump. With a Senate majority hanging by a thread over the Roy Moore scandal, the threat to Trump’s presidency is becoming alarmingly credible.

Wednesday morning, six Democratic House members introduced new Articles of Impeachment. The second, in the last six months. They claim the president has violated federal law, the public trust and should be charged with high crimes and misdemeanors.

Representatives Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Louis Gutierrez of Illinois, Al Green of Texas and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the five Articles at a press conference. The Articles have two more co-sponsors- Reps. Marcia Fudge of Ohio and John Yarmuth of Kentucky.

The charges against the president include obstruction of justice and violating the Constitution’s foreign and domestic emoluments clauses. They also allege he has undermined the federal judiciary process and the press.

More specifically, the Articles focus on President Trump’s firing of former FBI director, James Comey. Additionally, they address conflicts of interest with his businesses and commercial properties. All of the Representatives are calling on the House to hold impeachment hearings.

“We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we’ve introduced five Articles of Impeachment,” Cohen, the ranking member of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, said at the press conference.

According to Cohen, they aren’t the only ones calling for Trump’s impeachment. He says there are “a dozen other members who are close” to joining their efforts. 

Unfortunately, as ridiculous as their claims are, it’s not prudent to dismiss them.

In January, the idea of impeachment seemed impossible, flash-forward to November and it’s not only possible but plausible. And if for no other reason, then because of establishment Republicans and sex scandals.

Credible Threats

Republicans are in danger of losing control of Congress | Photo Credit ABC

Consider this: The GOP is at risk of losing Jeff Session’s Senate seat in Alabama. A seat not held by a Democrat, since 1992. The timely and questionable allegations against Moore, have all but ensured a victory for Doug Jones. That would give Republicans a slim 51-49 majority.

When you consider RINO’s failure to support President Trump’s agenda and recent wins by Democrats in local and state elections, the picture isn’t pretty. 

And then, there are the upcoming 2018 mid-terms.

Should Democrats win back Congress, which is their goal, Trump’s impeachment, however unwarranted, could be imminent. 

While it’s anyone’s guess, you can be certain everyone will feel the pain.