Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

The congressman also reacted to news that Russian President Vladimir Putin would send transcripts of his officials' meeting with Mr. Trump, which he said proves no confidential information was shared.

Trump is responding to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead a probe of allegations that Trump's campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the election. The formal charges are known as the articles of impeachment. Years later, Gonzalez introduced a resolution to impeach President George H.W. Bush for starting the Gulf War.

The White House has defended the decision to fire Comey.

He says many presidents have faced varying degrees of scrutiny.

But a handful of Democrats want to go the distance, and are openly using the "I" word.

Reuters reports that some, such as the online political stock market PredictIt, have seen record volumes this week on contracts focussed on whether Trump will be impeached.

"I know Congressman Green comes from the era of 'you have to speak truth to power, '" said state Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston. "We're fiddling while Rome is burning. The president must be impeached!"

Waters has received her fair share of impeachment backlash from Trump supporters. It was Nixon's downfall during Watergate, and led to Clinton's impeachment in the House. "Or in 2019 after Dems win the House".

"As a political argument, it tends to be bandied about, but is nearly never in reality something people would turn to", Rottinghaus said.

Dennis Kucinich, former OH congressman and a Fox News contributor, told Fox News on Tuesday that there was a "danger in engaging in compulsive opposition".

In February 1868, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Johnson.

"Mr Speaker, the American people are a part of this democracy".

Green, who previewed his call with a tweet earlier, said it was the House of Representative's "duty" to take up impeachment.

Trump made the exceptionally rare move of ousting Comey as the bureau investigates the matter, prompting concern from many, including members of Trump's own party.

Only three presidents in American history have faced impeachment or imminent threats of impeachment, and just two were charged with obstruction of justice, a federal crime in which someone "corruptly" attempts to "influence, obstruct or impede" the "due and proper administration of the law" in a pending proceeding, as stated in 18 U.S.Code ยง 1505.

Indeed, according to The Hill, 33 Democratic members of the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee have demanded an "immediate" investigation of President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and top White House aides. "Otherwise, this is a grim partisan effort which inevitably will go nowhere".

"It's far better to offer alternatives to the policies of this president", Kucinich said.

Brooke Singman is a Reporter for Fox News.

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