Democrats have been calling for impeachment against President Donald Trump for a long time, desperately looking to find charges against him ever since he was elected, back in 2016.
Six Democratic house members actually came a bit closer to achieving this idea when they introduced articles of impeachment against Trump, under accusations that the president has violated the law and the public trust and should be charged with high crimes and atrocities.
The five articles were introduced by Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Al Green of Texas and Adriano Espaillat of New York at a press conference in Washington DC. Marcia Fudge of Ohio and John Yarmuth of Kentucky were also “co-sponsors” to these articles.
During the press conference, they listed the alleged charges against President Trump among which were: obstruction of justice, a violation of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, a violation of the Constitution’s domestic emoluments clause, undermining the federal judiciary process and undermining the press.
It seems like the articles mainly focused on the President’s dismissal of the former FBI Director James Comey and how there were some potential conflicts of interests.
At first, Cohen said in the press conference that they were just asking the House to start hearings on the articles.
The ranking member of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Steve Cohen claimed : “We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we’ve introduced five articles of impeachment.”
Furthermore, the congressman also claimed that there were at least “a dozen other members who are close” to joining them on this quest to overthrow the President.
He pointed out that even though the House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi didn’t agree with this request, she understood why they were bringing forth the articles.
Somewhere around that time in November, Pelosi said that she believed that impeachment was “not someplace that I think we should go,” and also that Democrats should aim their attention “first and foremost” on trying to “unify the nation.”