Black Democrats to Lead Impeachment Campaign Against Trump

Black congressional Democrats are spearheading efforts to impeach him, according to a report in The Hill today. They argue President Trump is unfit for office because they feel he holds or promotes racist views:

“Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are proving central to efforts to impeach President Trump.

“Black lawmakers say that’s the result of Trump repeatedly stirring racial controversies, from personally attacking two members of the caucus to casting equal blame on white supremacists and counterprotesters for fatal violence in Charlottesville, Va., last summer.”

The report goes on to quote several members of the CBC, including Rep. Al Green (D-TX), who has introduced articles of impeachment against Trump. 66 Democrats voted in favor of the measure on January 19.

The Hill’s report notes that “[t]he articles of impeachment put forth by Green don’t allege Trump has committed a crime; instead, they assert that Trump has ‘brought the high office of president of the United States in contempt, ridicule, disgrace and disrepute’ and ‘has sown discord among the people of the United States.'”

Should Democrats gain a simple majority in the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, they would still need a 2/3 majority vote in the Senate to remove Trump from office.