theHill – An effort to impeach President Trump grew twofold on Wednesday, with Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) joining fellow Democratic Rep. Al Green’s (Texas) incipient bid to push the president out of office.
“The standard for ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ has been met,” Sherman said during a press briefing in the Capitol.
Sherman said he’s drawing up a single article of impeachment — the first step in any congressional effort to oust a sitting president — based on Trump’s firing last month of former FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the bureau’s investigation into Russian interference in the election and possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Moscow.
Sherman said his resolution is “remarkably similar” to that passed in 1974 by the House Judiciary Committee as part of the impeachment process that led to the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Sherman said his draft resolution is currently being reviewed by policy lawyers and he expects to introduce it “fairly soon” — a timeline he defined as “weeks rather than months.”
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