Democrats are moving forward on taking down Donald Trump.
A big political move was made yesterday when half a dozen Democrats filed an impeachment against Donald Trump. “Article II Section IV of the Constitution of the United States of America was drafted for a time such as this and a president such as Trump,” Rep. Al Green told reporters at a news conference at the Capitol, via ABC News. “This president has committed misdeeds that merit impeachment.”
The articles filed against the President list five obstructions against his name since taking office. The six Democrats have stated the following as a means to get Donald out of office:
- Obstruction of justice regarding the Russia investigation and firing of FBI Director James Comey
- Violation of Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution – Foreign Emoluments
- Violation of Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution – Domestic Emoluments
- Undermining the Independence of the Federal Judiciary and the Rule of Law
- Undermining Freedom of the Press
The move may be a long-shot since the vast majority of the House are Republicans. “We have taken this action because of great concerns for the country and our Constitution and our national security and our democracy,” Rep. Steve Cohen said.
These six Democrats have apparently been going back and forth for months on whether they will officially launch in taking matters into their own hands. Steve cited the past Charlottesville demonstrations and Donald's actions on the matter as a perfect example of why they have finally made the move of impeachment.
“There's some others who might think they just want Mr. Trump to hang himself and think that we don't need to help him,” Steve said. “I can't stand by when [President Trump] allows Klansmen and neo-Nazis to demonstrate as they did."
Donald has yet to tweet a reaction.
Watch a snippet of the press conference below. Do you guys think this move will make an impact?