Impeachment articles to be filed against Trump before Thanksgiving, lawmaker says


A group of Democratic lawmakers plan to file articles of impeachment against President Trump before Thanksgiving.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois, told the Chicago Tribune the group is currently meeting with constitutional scholars to solidify the case against the Republican president. He did not specify what the charges against Trump would be.

“I assure you we will not leave you lacking for reason,” Gutierrez said.

Gutierrez did not name the lawmakers who would join him in the effort, though the Tribune named Tennessee Democrat Steve Cohen as a likely supporter. Cohen had previously announced his plans to introduce impeachment articles against the president over his comments on white nationalists following protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In later comments, Gutierrez said he believes he will have support from fellow members of the House judiciary committee.

The charges, he said, will come before Thanksgiving.

“We believe he’s unfit to be president of the United States, and we believe that he’s violated the Constitution such that he should be impeached,” Gutierrez said.

Two other Democrats – Reps. Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas – have already introduced articles of impeachment against Trump. The lawmakers said Trump violated his constitutional oath by using his influence to “hinder and cause the termination” of investigations into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.