Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

House Democrat Files Impeachment Against Trump

House Democrat Files Impeachment Against Trump

A Congressman from Memphis is making national headlines, Thursday, Democrat Steve Cohen announced he will bring up legislation in the U.S. House next month to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

On Aug. 17, Cohen took to Twitter to share an official statement on his decision. "There are no Klansmen".

"There's nothing more important than the democracy and democracy is at risk with this man as president", Rep. Cohen said at a news conference. "No moral president would ever shy away from outright condemning hate, intolerance, and bigotry".

"None of the marchers spewing such verbiage could be considered "very fine people" as the President suggested", Cohen said.

The Tennessee lawmaker also asserted that Trump had undermined national security with his remarks. "There are no good Klansmen", Cohen stated.

He added, "What happened in Charlottesville showed that the president can't discern the difference between a domestic terrorist and a protester".

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On June 7, Democratic Reps.

Cohen will not be the first Democrat to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump; Rep. Brad Sherman (Calif.) introduced his articles of impeachment "contending Trump obstructed justice amid the federal investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election", according to the Hill.

Trump's overall favorability rating in the poll stands at 38 percent favorable, 56 percent unfavorable.

Cohen later acknowledged that the GOP majority in Congress was unlikely to support a Trump impeachment.

The rise in support for Trump's impeachment comes from Democrats - 72% of Democrats now say they think Trump should be removed from office, compared to just 58% in the last poll six months ago.

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