San Fernando Valley Congressman Proposes Impeachment of Trump, Alleging Obstruction of Justice

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Rep. Brad Sherman, an L.A.-area congressman who joined the effort to impeach President Trump last week, is now circulating his formal proposal to colleagues and asking them for support.

Rep. Brad Sherman listens to former FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In a letter to other members of Congress, Sherman (D-Porter Ranch) says there’s enough evidence to move forward with his resolution to impeach Trump and “the national interest requires that we do so.” Sherman also asked his colleagues for their “counsel, input and support.”

That doesn’t mean Sherman thinks it will happen any time soon.

“I have no illusions,” he said in a statement Monday. “Articles of Impeachment will not pass the House in the near future. But given the risk posed to the Republic, we should move things forward as quickly as possible.”

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