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Rep. Cohen Will Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

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By    |   Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:32 PM

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said Thursday he will introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as a result of the commander in chief's controversial statements about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"I believe the President should be impeached and removed from office," Cohen said in a statement released by his office.

"Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the president said, 'there were very fine people on both sides.' There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen."

And he added: "As a Jew and as an American and as a representative of an African-American district, I am revolted by the fact that the president of the United States couldn't stand up and unequivocally condemn Nazis who want to kill Jews and whose predecessors murdered 6 million Jews during the Holocaust, and could not unequivocally condemn Klansmen whose organization is dedicated to terrorizing African-Americans."

Cohen said he had little choice but to move ahead with introducing the articles of impeachment.

"It is morally and legally incumbent upon me, based on my oath of office, to introduce articles of impeachment," he said.

The Washington Examiner reported Cohen has introduced a resolution of no confidence against Trump, but he said the president's comments about the violence in Charlottesville convinced him to try to initiate the effort to remove him from office.

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Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said Thursday he will introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as a result of the commander in chief's controversial statements about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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