Blah, blah, blah, impeach the President, impeach the President, blah, blah, blah,
The “i-word” has been on the tongues and in the tweets of several of California’s House Democrats. Rep. Jackie Speier has said impeachment is “really the only way we can go” if the facts show President Trump obstructed justice in the Russia investigation. Rep. Ted Lieu tweeted a photo of his weekend reading: a report on the impeachment process. Rep. Maxine Waters led a chant of “Impeach 45!” at the recent L.A. Pride Parade.
But only one member of Congress has actually begun the procedure: Brad Sherman, an 11-term Democrat who represents Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, has drafted and circulated articles of impeachment.
Meanwhile, the police in his district continue their brutal war on the poor, the homeless, the mentally ill, and people of color.
Sherman’s move puts him at odds with House Democratic leaders, who have tried to quell talk of impeachment to keep the focus on the economy, healthcare and the investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election.
Passing the measure will be nearly impossible under a Republican-controlled House, and then it would take a two-thirds vote of the Republican-controlled Senate to remove Trump from office.
Sherman has said he has “no illusions” that the proposal will pass anytime soon, but he has other goals. Self-aggrandizement, grandstanding, and wasting taxpayer money.
Sherman is just a loser.
Source: LA Times