Dems Already Trying To Impeach President Trump On Day 1
Today is the first day that the new congressional leaders take their seats.
Now that the House of Representatives have a controlling majority, they have already started pursuing impeachment for President Trump.
According to the Daily Mail,
A California Democratic congressman is using his party's first day controlling the House of Representatives to file an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump.
Rep. Brad Sherman introduced an identical bill in 2017, charging that Trump obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey just months after moving into the White House.
The resolution accuses Trump of 'threatening, and then terminating' Comey because he knew the FBI was investigating then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and 'conducting one or more investigations into Russian state interference in the 2016 campaign.'
Sherman told the Los Angeles Times that 'there is no reason' Congress shouldn't consider impeachment: 'Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country.'
I really don't think they're thinking this through. Next, they'll want to impeach Pence, then they'll want to replace the person Pence appoints to the Vice Presidency.
Fox News reports,
The move is one of several indications that despite the go-slow approach of Democratic leadership, some in the rank-and-file will be eager to launch impeachment proceedings now that they're in the majority. A Detroit Free Press op-ed co-authored by incoming Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan, said the House does not need to wait for the outcome of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe "before moving forward now with an inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives on whether the president has committed impeachable 'high crimes and misdemeanors' against the state: abuse of power and abuse of the public trust."
Ultimately, what it looks like they really want is for Nancy Pelosi to ascend to the presidency. But that's never going to happen.