Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

'He Can't Recognize Domestic Terrorists': House Dem Drafts Trump Impeachment Bill

'He Can't Recognize Domestic Terrorists': House Dem Drafts Trump Impeachment Bill

Wisconsin's top Republicans have been largely silent on President Donald Trump's defiant blaming of "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia.

Democrats and Republicans alike have criticized Trump over his response to the bloody clashes in Charlottesville that left one dead and at least 19 others after James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old who came to participate in the rally, allegedly rammed his vehicle into a crowd of counterprotesters.

Johnson says he thinks Trump's comments are hurting his ability to enact other parts of his agenda, including tax and immigration reform.

"You have some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides", Trump said Tuesday. "No moral president would ever question the values of Americans protesting in opposition of such actions". "There are no good Nazis".

The legislation is likely dead on arrival in Washington with Republican majorities in the House and Senate, but Rep. Cohen said it still symbolizes a vote of no confidence.

"None of the marchers spewing such verbiage could be considered "very fine people" as the President suggested", Cohen said.

Cohen represents Tennessee's 9th District, which includes most of Memphis.

Accordingly, I must speak out today after what happened on Saturday and our President's subsequent response.

"President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership", Cohen said, arguing that Trump "has shown time and time again that he lacks the ethical and moral rectitude to be President of the United States". I have been tempted to introduce an impeachment resolution. It's unclear exactly what Cohen plans to charge Trump with.

Cohen is the third member of the House to file articles of impeachment.

"Neo-Nazis and the KKK are domestic terrorists", Cohen continued.

Articles of impeachment were also filed in mid-July by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), who argued Trump obstructed justice by interfering with the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian Federation involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

As the minority party in both chambers of Congress, Democrats could not impeach Trump without Republican support.

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