Democrats have been talking about getting President Donald Trump impeached even before he took office. On Wednesday, they made a disturbing move towards this goal when six Democrat lawmakers introduced articles of impeachment against Trump.
Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Al Green of Texas and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced five articles of impeachment at a press conference at the Capitol Wednesday. The articles have two more co-sponsors: Reps. Marcia Fudge of Ohio and John Yarmuth of Kentucky.
The congressmen list a number of charges against the president, including: 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.
The articles focus primarily on Trump’s handing of the termination of former FBI Director James Comey, and potential conflicts of interest with Trump’s businesses and properties while he’s served as president.
Cohen said they are simply calling for the House to begin hearings on the articles.
“We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we’ve introduced five articles of impeachment,” Cohen, the ranking member of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, said Wednesday.
The Tennessee congressman also said there are at least “a dozen other members who are close” to joining them in calling for Trump’s impeachment.
The level of disdain Democrat lawmakers have for Trump is truly pathetic. Over the past year, Democrats have shown that they care more about taking down Trump than they do about actually helping the American people.
Democrats showed this when they blocked the Obamacare repeal effort even though it's clearly failing the American people. Premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed and insurers have been fleeing the market because of Obamacare, yet Democrats still voted against the repeal just because they did not want to see Trump and his fellow Republicans win.
The Democratic Party doesn't even bother having an actual platform of uplifting ideas that will unify our country anymore. Instead, their sole goal is the destruction of Trump, even if the wellbeing of the majority of Americans is destroyed as well.