Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lawmaker threatens to introduce impeachment articles against Trump

U. S . Congressman, Steve Cohen, said on Thursday that he planned to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump because of the comments he made about the violence in Charlottesville , Virginia .

According to a statement , Cohen, a ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice , said he would be introducing articles of impeachment against Trump .

Cohen is quoted in the statement as saying he thinks Trump should be removed from office because of his failure to unequivocally condemn “ hateful actions by neo - Nazis , white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy. ”

Trump failed the test of moral leadership required of a U . S . president by shying away from condemning hate , intolerance and bigotry, Cohen added.

On Saturday, white nationalists held a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville , Virginia to protest authorities ’ plans to remove a monument of Confederate Gen . Robert Lee from a city park.

The rally subsequently led to clashes with left wing counter- protestors and culminated in a car - ramming attack that killed one person and injured 19 others.

Trump hesitated to condemn the white supremacists in a statement on Saturday, and instead spoke about racism and bigotry on “many sides . ”

On Monday , Trump clarified his statement, expressing clear condemnation of white supremacists and other hate groups .

Trump ’s remarks on Tuesday appeared to backtrack from his previous position of violence on “both sides ” and that many of the “Unite the Right ” group who were protesting were “not neo - Nazis ” and “fine people . ”

(Sputnik/ NAN )

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