US President Donald Trump
Donald Trump has had an article of impeachment introduced against him for obstruction of justice by two US Congressmen.
Democratic member Brad Sherman initially drafted and circulated the articles last month but has now formally introduced them.
It accuses the US president of obstruction of justice and seeking to “use his authority to hinder and cause the termination” of an investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, including “through threatening, and then terminating, James Comey”.
The articles have been seconded by Congressman Al Green as both democratic members believe the President’s conversations over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey constitute obstruction of justice.
Sherman said: “I am pleased that Congressman Al Green has joined me in filing Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump.
“We now begin the effort to force the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Obstruction of Justice and Russian interference in our election.
He added: “Such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.”
Sherman’s made the move to impeach the President came despite concern among Democrats that taking such aggressive action against Trump would create backlash against the party.
He has previously admitted no other members had signed on to support his proposal.
The article will need 218 votes to pass the House of Representatives, which is currently controlled by the Republicans.
Sherman has previously been called “selfish” by a fellow Democrat.