GOP Lawmaker Is Considering Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump: Report
Appearing on “MSNBC Live with Alex Witt,” on Sunday, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) said at least one Republican lawmaker is considering supporting articles of impeachment against President Trump.
“I have one Republican that has said he is looking at it, he’s considering it,” Cohen told host Alex Witt, The Hill reports.
“I have other Republicans just like Sen. Bob Corker suggested, who have told me on a constant basis that they know this man is not balanced, he is not capable of continuing to lead us.”
Cohen said those Republicans will “privately tell you, by their words and by their expressions, that they would like to see an end” to Trump’s presidency.
“But, the Republican base is still supportive of Trump. That’s who’s strong in their primaries, and politically, they can’t come out and say it,” Cohen told host Alex Witt, according to The Hill.
Back in August, Cohen announced he would introduce articles of impeachment against Trump over his comments following the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
“Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said ‘there were very fine people on both sides.’ There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen,” Cohen said in a statement at the time.
“President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership.”
On Wednesday, another Democrat, Rep. Al Green (Texas), unveiled articles of impeachment against Trump on the House floor last week.
One of Green’s articles of impeachment states that Trump “is fueling an alt-right hate machine” that’s “causing immediate injury to American society.”
Another article of impeachment states that Trump engaged in “perfidy” by falsely claiming that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election.
Green didn’t force a vote on the articles of impeachment, saying he wanted his colleagues and the public to be able to view them first.
“I want my colleagues to have a chance to review it and I want the American people to get some sense of what’s going on,” Green told reporters Wednesday.
According to Politico, the majority of the Democratic caucus, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have not supported attempts by some House Democrats to impeach Trump.
Pelosi, however, believes that President Trump will “self-impeach” and that Democrats should wait for the Russia investigations — especially special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe — to play out before pushing to remove him from the Oval Office.
Pelosi also believes that if Trump fired Mueller — which some Trump allies are encouraging the president to do — it would be enough to push Republicans to begin seriously considering acting against the president on their own.