King, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, answered a question from CNN's Wolf Blitzer on whether the country "might be getting closer and closer to the possibility of the beginning of yet another impeachment process" if The New York Times' report on James Comey is true.
Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump Wednesday morning, the first member of Congress to officially request leveling charges against the President from the House floor. But I think we're in impeachment territory...obstruction of justice was the number one charge against Nixon, that brought him down. "To do otherwise would cause some Americans to lose respect for, and obedience to, our societal norms", Green said in the statement.
"I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America for obstruction of justice", Green said, implying Trump fired Comey due the Russian investigation.
He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged. A more appropriate solution, Douthat argued, was to remove Trump under the 25th Amendment, which allows the president's cabinet to deem him "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office". The congressman accused Trump of obstructing a lawful investigation into possible ties between the Republican's 2016 campaign and Russian meddling in the election - something he called "an impeachable act". The House of Representatives can not find the President guilty of anything.
· The President made the F.B.I. Director the subject of a threatening tweet - "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press".
A House majority would be required in order to open an impeachment trial. "Reluctantly, I have to say yes", Sen.
Congressman Green says he'll wait a few weeks to see how the public and House leadership respond before possibly taking action.
Our mantra should be "I".