25 House Democrats Back Bill To Impeach President Trump

Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Jul 1, 2017

Just four months after threatening to invoke the 25th Amendment unless Trump “gets a grip,” it appears the President’s ongoing tweet-tirades have given 25 House Democrats the ammunition to take a radical approach to impeachment – proposing the creation of an “Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity.”

A group of 25 House Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, have been quietly working on a bill to impeach Trump since April, Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff reports.

Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland is the main sponsor of the bill, which takes a radical and unprecedented approach to impeaching President Trump under the 25th Amendment.

At 12:56 p.m. Thursday, barely four hours after Trump tweeted attacks against MSNBC cable host Mika Brzezinski in crude, personal terms, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., the chief sponsor of the bill, sent out an email to his colleagues, urging them to get behind the measure, writing it was of “enduring importance to the security of our nation.”

“In case of emergency, break glass,” Raskin told Yahoo News in an interview. “If you look at the record of things that have happened since January, it is truly a bizarre litany of events and outbursts.”

Asked if Trump’s latest tweets attacking Brzezinski and her co-host Joe Scarborough — which were roundly condemned by members of both parties as beneath the dignity of his office — strengthened the grounds for invoking the 25th Amendment, Raskin replied: “I assume every human being is allowed one or two errant and seemingly deranged tweets. The question is whether you have a sustained pattern of behavior that indicates something is seriously wrong.”

After Trump’s Thursday morning tweets, four more Democrats signed on to Raskin’s bill, his office said Friday.

To be sure, even Raskin acknowledges Congress and the country are in largely uncharted waters.

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