US Lawmaker Files Impeachment Move Against 'Amateur President Trump'

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| July 14 , 2017 , 10:23 IST

A US lawmaker has filed the first article of impeachment against US President Donald Trump charging him with of obstruction of justice in the probe on alleged Russian meddling in the US elections.

Democratic Congressman from California Brad Sherman introduced the article of impeachment which was then signed by Democrat Al Green.

While the move is likely to be stalled in the Congress which has a strong Republican presence, it marks the first time that any US lawmaker has introduced an article of impeachment against Trump since he was sworn-in to office on January 20.

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In order for the article to move forward, the House of Representatives needs to clear the article with a majority vote. Currently, Trump's Republican party has the upper hand with 46 votes in the House of Representatives and as a result, it seems unlikely that the Republican lawmakers would pass an impeachment move.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed the move saying, "I think that is utterly and completely ridiculous and a political game at its worst."

After introducing the article of impeachment against Trump, Sherman said, "Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump's campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia. It now seems likely that the President had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the wider Russian probe."  

"I believe his conversations with, and subsequent firing of, FBI Director James Comey constitute Obstruction of Justice," he said.

"Every day Democrats, Republicans, and the entire world are shocked by the latest example of America's 'amateur President'" he said, accusing Donald Trump of being ignorant and refusing to learn.

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"Lack of impulse control, accompanied by 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," Sherman said.

"But the Constitution does not provide for the removal of a President for impulsive, ignorant incompetence. It does provide for the removal of a President for High Crimes and Misdemeanours," he continued.

"However, as to the Obstruction of Justice...the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now. And the national interest requires that we do so," the Democratic lawmaker said.