"And the national interest requires that we do so", Sherman wrote.
Republicans thus far have been fearful of the president but can probably be expected to scuttle their support for him if his poll numbers continue to sink.
Sherman, an attorney, stated in his letter that he believes, "Trump's use of threats to obstruct the ongoing criminal investigations of Michael Flynn" violates a specific statute. The US President got into office by rigging the election in his favour with Russian Federation, then the Director of the FBI was investigating it, then Trump fired him, then his approval rating sank to a dismal 39.3%, and now it might all culminate in the guy getting #Impeached. Democratic congressman Brad Sherman of California publicly released his draft to Congress on Monday, potentially making every member take a public position on impeachment through a vote on the House floor.
"If the president fires the current special counsel, I will then bring articles of impeachment to the floor immediately, if not sooner", Green said.
Democrats have repeatedly pointed to Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey and subsequent statements to the news media that he fired the head of the agency while considering the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in last year's election, as an example of the president interfering with a federal probe into his campaign and new administration.
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The incident triggered a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors. "We are now buying Turkish products", he said. But the states did not respond to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's warning of humanitarian consequences.
"I would hope that the article, once submitted, would receive expeditious consideration by the Judiciary Committee".
The facts are that Donald Trump obstructed justice, which is an impeachable offense according to precedent set by Republicans in the 1990s when they impeached President Bill Clinton over matters much less serious than what Trump has done today.
Sherman said he's under no illusion that his article of impeachment would pass, but "we want to move the ball forward one step". Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with Democrats, has said that he thinks Congress is getting closer to another impeachment process.
Sherman asked for the House to move as quickly as possible for the removal of the President in order to "ensure a competent government that respects the Constitution and the rule of law". Maxine Waters of California and Al Green of Texas have made similar proposals.
Once filed, Sherman's resolution would be the first article of impeachment introduced in the 115th Congress.