Jun 13, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Democrats fight over potential Trump impeachment

Pat Sullivan and Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Massachusetts Rep. Mike Capuano is digging in on California Rep. Brad Sherman for drawing up impeachment articles for Trump, which began circulating Monday, per Politico. Sherman has requested feedback by the middle of this week.

Sherman and Texas Rep. Al Green, who is also drafting articles, both say Trump has engaged in obstruction of justice in the Russia probe, and Sherman notes impeachment "is a long road. But we ought to begin" since it will take a while.

Breaking party lines:

  1. Capuano reportedly said there should be a discussion in the caucus before moving forward.
  2. Some Dems are hesitant to push swing-state voters away from going blue.
  3. Democratic leadership is urging reserved actions about using the impeachment word just yet since the investigations haven't revealed enough yet.
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