Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the first day of the new Congress, which is Thursday.
“He will be introducing the same articles he introduced last year once the House is in session this afternoon,” a Sherman spokesman confirmed to Fox News.
Sherman first filed the articles of impeachment in 2017 with Democratic Texas Rep. Al Green as a co-sponsor.
“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,” Fox News reported.
The report added: “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.’”
Sherman told the Los Angeles Times that his measure would be the best thing for the country.
“Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country,” Sherman said.
House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi also said she was not ruling out an indictment or impeachment vote.
However, there has been no evidence presented to show Trump has done anything amounting to an impeachable offense. Democrats just want him gone.
That’s not the way our system is supposed to work.
Even if the measure makes it through the House, it will remain a symbolic move as it will never make it through the Senate.