Democrat Brad Sherman represents California’s 30th congressional district.
“(A)s set forth in my letter to my colleagues: As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge.”
“However, as to Obstruction of Justice and 18 U.S.C. § 1512 (b)(3), the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now. And the national interest requires that we do so.”
“I act not for partisan advantage. Having served with Mike Pence in the House for twelve years, I disagree with him on most issues of public policy.”
“But we must move forward as quickly as possible to ensure a competent government that respects the Constitution and the rule of law, even if we end up with a President who is effective and dedicated to regressive policies.”
“I have no illusions. Articles of Impeachment will not pass the House in the near future. But given the risk posed to the Republic, we should move things forward as quickly as possible.”
Like virtually all other members of Congress, Sherman ignores international, constitutional and US statute rule of law principles.
Other than continuing US war on humanity Trump’s predecessors began, supported by the vast majority of House and Senate members, no just cause exists to impeach and remove him from office.
The Constitution’s Article I, Section 2 empowers House members to impeach a sitting president, Senate members with sole power to try them.
Article II, Section 4 states “(t)he President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Views on any issues aren’t impeachable offenses, no matter how extreme, offensive or different from most others in government – only criminal acts too severe to ignore, open to interpretation, given how egregiously America operates at home and abroad with bipartisan support.
Other than continuing longstanding US naked aggression against sovereign independent states, threatening others, and supporting wealth, power and privilege exclusively, Trump isn’t guilty of an impeachable offense.
Sherman lied claiming he “prevented, obstructed and impeded the administration of justice during a federal investigation” into Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials, along with (nonexistent) Moscow US election hacking – including “threatening, and then terminating, James Comey.”
“…Donald John Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States,” Sherman added.
If he’s guilty of all of the above and more, virtually the entire Congress warrants impeachment and removal from office.
What a wonderful idea, a clean slate, a chance to start over for revolutionary change – ending debauched duopoly governance, the deplorable way things are now.
Trump is part of the dirty system, much like nearly all his predecessors.
Jack Kennedy was the most notable defender of good governance, assassinated for wanting peace, not war, nuclear disarmament and rapprochement with Soviet Russia – unforgivable high crimes, according to America’s deep state.