So, you want to impeach the President, do you? It’s not as easy as Mad Maxine Waters would have you believe. Heck, if it was easy, she would have done it herself! But there is some annoying thing about the President having to commit a misdemeanor or high crime before we even talk about drafting articles of impeachment.
Note to Democrats: Just because you don’t like him or disagree with him, that doesn’t mean you have grounds for impeachment.
Last month, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Rep. Al Green (D-TX) drafted articles of impeachment for President Trump. Sherman even admitted that he had “no illusions” and that “articles of impeachment will not pass the House in the near future.”
So, basically, they just wasted time and money.
Articles of impeachment must be passed by a majority vote in the House of Representatives. With 435 House members, 218 votes would constitute a majority. Republicans account for 241 members. This means the power to impeach the President lies in the hands of Republicans.
Here are the Representatives who have gone on the record as supporting impeachment:
- Brad Sherman—D-California, District 30
- Danny Davis—D-Illinois, District 7
- Yvette Clarke—D-New York, District 9
- Marcy Kaptur—D-Ohio, District 9
- Steve Cohen—D-Tennessee, District 9
- Al Green—D-Texas, District 9
- Sheila Jackson Lee—DTexas, District 18
Keep in mind that mid-term elections are coming up in 2018.
The Federalist Papers Project reports:
Articles of impeachment must be passed with a majority in the House of Representatives, and it’s unlikely more than a few Republican representatives would vote in favor of impeachment. This means the matter hangs on how many Democratic representatives would support impeaching the president.