Several House Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Trump on Wednesday, claiming that the Trump has violated the Constitution.
Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen (Tennessee), Luis Gutierrez (Illinois), Al Green (Texas), Adriano Espaillat (New York), Marcia Fudge (Ohio) and John Yarmuth (Kentucky) said the articles of impeachment are the result of a concern for national security.
“We believe President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we’ve introduced five articles of impeachment,” Cohen said at a press conference.
The articles focus on Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, alleged violations of the Emoluments Clause which prohibits public officials from accepting gifts from foreign governments, as well as actions “undermining” the judiciary and freedom of the press.
Gutierrez posted a picture of the official articles of impeachment on his Twitter account Wednesday morning.
Republicans called the Democratic move a “baseless radical effort.”
“House Democrats lack a positive message and are completely unwilling to work across the aisle, so instead they’ve decided to support a baseless radical effort that the vast majority of Americans disagree with,” said Michael Ahrens a spokesman for the Republican National Committee.
“Republicans are focused on issues the middle class family actually cares about like cutting taxes and growing the economy.”