Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman on One Year Anniversary of Filing Articles of Impeachment

  

Jul 12, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C.– Today marks the one-year anniversary of the filing of Articles of Impeachment by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA).  Sherman, joined by Congressman Al Green (D-TX), introduced an Article of Impeachment (H. Res. 438) against President Donald J. Trump for High Crimes and Misdemeanors on July 12, 2017.  Congressman Sherman released the following statement:

“A year ago, today, I filed Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump, the first attempt to force the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Obstruction of Justice and Russian interference in our election.  Congressman Al Green (D-TX) cosponsored the Articles.

“Democrats, Republicans, and the entire world are shocked by the latest example of America’s amateur President—ignorance accompanied by a refusal to learn, and a lack of impulse control, plus a refusal to have his staff control his impulses.  We’re no longer surprised by any action, no matter how far below the dignity of the office—and no matter how dangerous to the country.

“Over the last year, we have seen, and continue to see close advisors of Donald Trump be jailed, charged, and investigated.  It has been confirmed that Donald Trump lied about his knowledge of the 2016 meeting where Trump’s son and advisors met with Russians in Trump Tower.  Donald Trump has hinted at pardoning those who remain silent and fail to cooperate with the Special Counsel. 

“Meanwhile, the President is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a closed door, off the record conversation.

“Lastly, as Donald Trump and his cohorts remain under investigation, he has nominated to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, who has supported exempting sitting presidents from criminal investigations. 

“The President must be held accountable under the law, through the impeachment process and the Special Counsel’s inquiry, for his actions and for this unprecedented level of corruption.  I will continue my effort to force the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Obstruction of Justice.”

Click HERE to see the Article of Impeachment (H. Res. 438) filed by Congressman Brad Sherman.

Click HERE to see Congressmen Brad Sherman’s op-ed published in the Huffington Post On October 5, 2017, entitled “The Case for Impeaching Donald J. Trump”.