The Democrats have once again introduced new impeachment claims against the president Thursday, this time waiting until the new Congress takes over, with a Democrat majority in the House, according to Fox News.
It seems that America was waiting for this moment, as one of the main points of the Democratic party has been to impeach or force the president to resign. Now, Rep. Brad Sherman (D, CA) and Rep. Al Green (D, TX) have both sponsored impeachment articles that have been recycled from early 2017.
It’s not just incumbent Democrats preparing to launch an impeachment trial against the president. Newly elected Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D, MI) said in a Los Angeles Times article that the House does not need to wait for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia probe ”
“before moving forward now with an inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives on whether the president has committed impeachable ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ against the state: abuse of power and abuse of the public trust.”
Tlaib also alleged in the article that the president has done everything from obstructing justice to “ordering the cruel and unconstitutional imprisonment of children and their families at the southern border.”
The Los Angeles Times also received word from Sherman that there “is no reason [impeachment] shouldn’t be before the Congress.”
While many Democrats in the House want impeachment, Democratic leadership does not seem to be leading the charge, with new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wanting to stand down on this issue.
“We have to wait and see what happens with the Mueller report,” Pelosi said in an NBC News interview. “We shouldn’t be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn’t avoid impeachment for a political reason. We have to see.”
Impeaching the president has not been the best option for either political parties. In the 1990’s, the GOP-led House impeached President Clinton because of the Lewinsky Scandal and the reports released by Special Counsel Ken Starr. In the midterm elections afterward, the Republicans lost control of the House and the Senate. The Democrats must be careful to not follow in their footsteps.