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Brad Sherman, California Democrat, to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump

January 3, 2019

As Democrats take charge of the House at the start of the 116th Congress, one California lawmaker will introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump on Thursday.

Rep. Brad Sherman first filed articles of impeachment alongside Rep. Al Green, Texas Democrat, in 2017.

“He will be introducing the same articles he introduced last year once the House is in session this afternoon,” Shane Seaver, a spokesperson for Mr. Sherman, told Fox News.

The articles of impeachment filed in 2017 accused the president of obstruction of justice for firing former FBI Director James Comey, according to Fox News. But the effort failed in the GOP led Congress.

With Democrats taking control, it’s unclear if their leadership will pursue impeachment ahead of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on his probe into Mr. Trump and potential conspiracy with Russians during the 2016 election.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, who is expected to become Speaker of the House on Thursday, wouldn’t rule out impeaching the president.

“We shouldn’t be impeaching for a political reason and we shouldn’t avoid impeachment for a political reason. We just have to see how it comes,” she told NBC’s “Today” on Thursday.

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