On the day Democrats officially regained control of the House of Representatives, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, re-introduced Articles of Impeachment Thursday against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice.
Sherman originally introduced the impeachment resolution in 2017, but the issue was never given a hearing in the Republican-controlled House. With Democrats now holding a majority in the House, Sherman said he hopes the resolution gets a hearing in the Judiciary Committee early this year.
The resolution accuses Trump of abusing his power by attempting to halt the ongoing investigation into his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russian government officials. The resolution cites Trump’s alleged attempt to stop an investigation into Michael Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser, and Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.
“I understand that a majority of our Democratic Caucus will want to wait until Special Counsel Robert Mueller completes his report, which I would hope will be issued in the next two to three months,” Sherman said.
There was no immediate response from the White House. Trump has previously denied allegations of obstruction of justice and has insisted there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia. He has repeatedly deemed Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt” fueled by Democrats.
When Sherman originally introduced the impeachment resolution in 2017, then-deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the move “utterly and completely ridiculous and a political game at its worst.”
The resolution was again co-sponsored by Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas.
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