Washington, DC, USA: House Democrats, Reps. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) Al Green (D-Texas), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Marcia Fudge (Ohio) and John Yarmuth (Ky.) at a press conference, today, introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Trump, asserting that Trump has violated the Constitution. They said the five articles of impeachment come out of concern for the country’s national security.
“We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we’ve introduced five articles of impeachment,” Cohen said at a press conference.
The articles target Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, perceived violations of the Emoluments Clause, as well as actions “undermining” the judiciary and freedom of the press.
Gutierrez posted a picture of the official articles of impeachment from his Twitter account Wednesday morning.
This will not be the first initiative to impeach Trump, with US Congressman Al Green also introducing articles on the impeachment of Trump but later withdrawing the resolution.
According to a October poll conducted by a US Democratic Public Policy Polling firm, the support by American voters for impeaching Donald Trump has reached a record high of 49 percent.
The situation has been commented on by former White House strategist Stephen Bannon, who said that President Donald Trump most likely would not be able to keep his post if an impeachment vote took place.
However, Republicans hold the majority in the House and are unlikely to act on this or any future impeachment articles.
Democratic leaders largely oppose the impeachment effort, fearing that it only riles up the GOP base that is strongly supportive of the unpopular president.
President Trump’s job approval rating dropped by 3 percentage points in the last month, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday.
The president’s approval rating is now at 35 percent, with 58 percent of American voters saying they do not approve of the job Trump is doing in the White House.
The results show a 3-point dip from those in an Oct. 11 Quinnipiac survey, which found that 38 percent of Americans approved of the job Trump is doing. In the October survey, 56 percent said they did not approve of Trump’s performance.
The most recent poll also found that a majority of independents, 63 percent, said they do not approve of Trump’s job performance. Thirty-one percent of independents said they approve. The president’s approval numbers among Republicans is at 80 percent, while 91 percent of Democrats do not approve of how he is managing the presidency.
The poll of 1,577 voters across the country was conducted from Nov. 7 to 13. It has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.
A Gallup poll released this week similarly found Trump’s job approval number to be 37 percent, with 59 percent disapproving of how the president is performing in his role.